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J & J Schlaegel of Urbana was awarded a contract for the culvert replacement on Plain City-Georgesville Road by Madison County Commissioners.

The company’s bid, $223,450, was the lowest bid on the project.

Asphalt Materials was awarded a contract to supply liquid asphalt repair materials for the county engineer’s repairs this season. No dollar amount was given, according to the commissioners’ office.

Janet Wasko Myers, 4-H and Extension agent for Madison County, reported one employee requested to be temporarily relocated in another facility during the renovation of the Della Selsor Building on the fairgrounds. Myers said the odor of the paint was causing an apparent health issue. That employee will be relocated to the EMA building until the painting is completed and cured.

Myers said the project was going well otherwise.

In other business from Monday’s meeting, commissioners heard concerns from two women reporting on conditions at a farm on Big Plain-Circleville Road.

Peggy Coughenour and Donna Hodos told commissioners dead cattle carcasses were sitting on the property, and some of those carcasses were reportedly in Deer Creek. They said they observed raw sewage flowing from plumbing of the house into a drainage ditch which empties into Deer Creek.

Commissioners Mark Forrest and Paul Gross, who also own large livestock, said allowing cattle carcasses to decay or compost on a property is an acceptable agriculture practice.

But, if a dead carcass happened to slip into the creek, that would be unacceptable, Forrest said.

The issue of raw sewage coming from a house should be reported to the Madison County Health Department, Forrest said. Coughenour and Hodos said they would take their concerns to the health department.

Dean Shipley can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 17 or via Twitter @DeanAShipley.

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