Commissioners open road project bids

By Josh Sigler

The Wabash County Commissioners opened bids for the County Road 1100 North reconstruction project during their Monday, Feb. 4 meeting.

The first bid came from E&B Paving out of Huntington for $1,452,202.36.  The second and final bid came from Phend and Brown out of Leesburg for $1,287,982.28.

The Commissioners took the bids under advisement.

County Highway Superintendent John Martin presented the local roads and bridges grant from the state for signature, a matching grant agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation for the 1100 North project.

The grant is for up to $1 million, which the county was awarded last fall.

Sheriff Ryan Baker gave his weekly jail report.

The average daily population at the jail was 111. The jail had 15 new bookings and made 12 transports.

Forty-seven prisoners are housed in Miami County, and another 10 are being housed in Elkhart County.

The current prisoner population at the jail was 120 as of Monday morning, making for 177 total inmates.

The jail was over capacity 100 percent of the time, Sheriff Baker reported.

The commissioners also:

-- Heard a 5311 Grant 2018 Fourth Quarter Report from Living Well in Wabash County CEO Beverly Ferry.

-- Received a thank you from Roann Clerk-Treasurer Bob Ferguson for the County’s help in completing the demolition of the old Roann School.

Posted on 2019 Feb 05