Martin County Commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who gave an update on county roads pertinent to recent wintry weather. He said “We consider our first round is just to get the main lines open, then we try to come back and taper back. Tuesday it was blowing and drifting pretty bad, our plows were out from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day. It was pretty bad so it was one of those days where we were kind of chasing our tails. Then Wednesday was the extreme cold, and we had a really hard time keeping our trucks on the road that day. We had fuel jelling up and that kind of extreme cold is just not good on equipment. But we did get all the main lines open. Then, on Thursday, we got things done in about eight hours, and everything was pretty much cleaned up. On Friday we got everything cleaned up and tapered.” We started early at 6 a.m. Monday and basically did a little clean up on some of the gravel roads,” he said. “For the most part, it was salting and sanding on the ice.” according to Kevin Peyman.
Commissioners heard from management information systems director Steve McDonald, as he brought forth options concerning a new security system for the County Attorney’s office.
Quotes were received from Hawk Alarm Systems, Inc. in Mapleton and 1st Choice Security in Lake Crystal. Commissioners approved a motion to allow McDonald to move forward with the purchase of the system offered by 1st Choice, for a total of $1,058, with cell and monitoring services fees of $29 per month.
The board also passed a resolution to approve a conditional use permit for American Tower LLC, which is proposing to install a 260-foot self-support wireless communication tower located in an “A” agricultural district in Westford Township.