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Condition of Constantine Road again brought up to Commissioners

Florence Township Supervisor Gordon Evilsizor last week issued a plea to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners before the five-member panel acted on the county’s 2016 budget Tuesday Appearing for the fifth time in less than three months, Evilsizor once again inquired about an allowance to fix Constantine Road, a north-south route widely considered the worst road in St. …

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Union contracts approved

Contracts with six of the county’s nine unions were approved Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The three-year contracts apply to the District Court Employee’s Association, the 911 Telecommunicators’ Association, and AFSCME groups with the circuit court, probate court, friend of the court and general unit. In all, the contracts affect about 75 people. Terms of the …

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Board of commissioners makes board and committee appointments

Several board and committee appointments were made Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Lon Huffman of Mendon and Edward Bell of Colon were reappointed to the county planning commission, while Flowerfield Township resident Joe Woodin will join the panel. Their terms will expire at the end of 2018. Three Rivers-area resident Eric Shafer and commissioner Don Eaton …

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Shaffer plans Township supervisor run

A St. Joseph County commissioner said he plans to run for Lockport Township supervisor in next year’s general election. Rick Shaffer, a 20-year commission member, said he will not seek reelection when his two-year term expires at the end of 2016. Shaffer stated he plans to remain active in the community but his main focus will be a run for …

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Security training planned for county commissioners

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners plan to participate in a court-security training session, according to county administrator Pat Yoder. During last week’s commission meeting, Yoder said the idea was pitched by Sheriff Brad Balk, who planned to schedule the session for Dec. 15. The date, however, conflicts with the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. As a result, …

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County snow removal agreement approved

A Centreville-based company has been awarded the job of snow removal from county property. During last week’s county commission meeting, an independent-contractor agreement was approved with Adams Excavating, continuing a relationship between the two parties that dates several years. The task centers on the courthouse parking lot, the parks building and animal-control parking lot, and the sheriff’s department/central dispatch parking …

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