Valorie Eversole Daily Union Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — Two Shelby County rescue leaders were honored for their years of service and volunteerism by the County Board Wednesday morning.
Rod Dilley, Chief of the Shelby County Rescue Squad, and Scott Enkoff, commander of the Shelby County Dive Team received plaques after a resolution showing appreciation was approved by the Board.
Dilley has been chief of the Rescue Squad for 22 years and Enkoff has been commander of the Dive Team for 11 years. Both men are retiring from their current positions but said they will continue to volunteer for their their respective departments.
“I want to get back into the water,” Enkoff said.
Replacing them will be Rob Stiner as chief of the Rescue Squad and Austin Pritchard as commander of the Dive Team.
In other business, the Board
- Approved a resolution to participate in the Non-Metro Operating Assistance and Downstate Operating Assistance application, grant agreement, and resolution for CIPT
- Approved the 2014 prevailing wage as required by law. The vote included one no vote.
County Engineer Alan Spesard presented petitions from three townships. Tower Hill Township requested replacement of a pipe culvert located 2 miles north of Tower Hill. The replacement is estimated at $2,000 to be shared by the township and the county.
Ash Grove Township requested replacement of a concrete box culvert located 6 miles southeast of Windsor. Estimated cost is $2,500 to be shared by the townshop and the county.
Holland Township presented a petition to replace a bridge that has been closed due to structural deficiencies 5 miles southwest of Stewardson. Spesard proposed to replace the bridge with pipe or tank cars at an estimated cost of $23,000.
All petitions were approved.
Spesard also presented an agreement for approval with an engineering firm for a bridge replacement 2 miles northwest of Strasburg. The cost will be split 80/20 between State and local.
In project updates, Spesard reported that the Lakewood Township bridge construction had begun, but rain has hindered the progress. The bridge in Holland Township has been approved for construction and bid letting will be held next week. The Findlay Assumption road improvement is underway with the east-west road now reopened but the Tower Hill-Moweaqua road remains closed. The Ash Grove bridge construction which started last year has restarted for this year.
Board member Jim Warren reported that work to replace missing tabs on the courthouse roof will be done quickly while work on the rest of the roof and windows will be delayed until later this summer.
A resolution will be presented for approval at the next board meeting regarding animal control in the county’s villages. Only four towns were represented at a recent meeting on the animal control facilities issue.