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January 12, 2012

County Commission talks more highway department

While proceedings were less heated than they’ve recently been, Mercer County Highway Department matters still topped the Mercer County Commission’s agenda at its regular meeting Jan. 4 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.
The commission discussed the possibility of one commissioner holding the road department’s portfolio, and serving as a liaison between the department and the commission. Other portfolios could then be assigned if all went well, county auditor Monte Erhardt said.
 “It would be a liaison bringing information from highway department to the board, but wouldn’t give the commissioner decision-making authority. It would still be a board,” Erhardt said.

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