County finds funds to pay for final 2016 road repairs

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners have finally found the money to pay for repairs done on LCR 486, which were begun last summer before the county’s dozer broke down.
Commissioners plan to transfer money from the contingencies fund for that purpose at their May 23 meeting. Also on the agenda that day are appointment of a rabies control officer, hearing a proposal to allow third-party insurance premiums to be deducted from employees’ paychecks and clarification of the county’s retirement policy.
As for the road repair funding, County Judge Daniel Burkeen said the members of the court had talked about what to do on the matter but never put it on the agenda. The work was completed just after the new fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2016. Money had been allocated for the repairs last year but the bills did not get paid from last year’s budget.

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