Wash County Board Approves 3 Road Improvement Projects in Hoyleton

The Washington County Board met this past Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting.  At the meeting, Hoyleton Road District was approved to 3 culvert replacements.  That includes a 36-inch culvert replacement at Middle Creek Road, for a cost of $1,986, Red Bud Road, for an 18-inch steel culvert replacement at a cost of $1,750, and Cherry Road, for a duel 48-inch culvert replacement, at a cost of $3,626.  County Engineer Kiefer Heiman also announced that the Oakdale McKinley Bridge should be finished around early August, weather depending.  Under the Sheriff’s Monthly report, Sheriff Len Campbell announced that there are 11 federal inmates and 9 county, with their department replacing their old sign.  The new sign is outside of the Sheriff’s Department building, which now says Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Funds towards that replacement were all on a volunteer basis.  Their department also opened up a new account for feeding inmates, since they changed to a new system that required a new account.  That led to a dispute with the county treasurer Natalie Lynch, who last month was given the authority by the bank and the board to handle all county accounts or have all accounts go through her.  Under zoning, there was a denial for Michael Heimann, for a special use permit to build a new house trailer, 1 mile north of Hoyleton.  Also Shawn Laws was approved for a zoning map change of 5 acres in Hoyleton from agriculture to residential R1.  The board approved a 6-th month contract for the current zoning/EMA administrator Matt Biermann, with Biermann being paid through EMA instead of zoning.  So that led to the creation of the EMA jurisdiction, for his payment and for reimbursement of EMA business.  Finally Dr. Fewell was approved to the Board of Health for an unexpired term.  The next Washington County board meeting is set for Tuesday, August 13th.