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  • Writer's pictureCharlene Sims, Journal staff

Unsafe intersection gets four-way stop signs

Updated: Jul 1, 2022

MOUND CITY – On Monday, June 27, the Linn County Commissioners approved a resolution for a four-way stop at the intersection of 1250 Road and Andrews Road.

A two-way stop had been put up there for southbound and northbound drivers, but landowners David Fisher and Kevin Whitcomb came to the June 20 meeting to discuss their concerns that the stop signs should have been placed for east- and west-bound drivers.

Fisher said that most of the traffic was northbound and southbound on Andrews.

The other concern was if a person were southbound on Andrews Road there is a big hill before the intersection. A person traveling southbound can come up very quickly on a southbound driver stopped at the stop sign.

In other business, the commissioners:

  • Learned from Galen Anderson that American Medical Response (AMR) had made 19 transports and for the month there have been 43 transports.

  • Linn County North Shop Road Foreman Mike Nation told the commissioners that Truck #108 is broken down again. He thinks it may be the computer module.

  • Learned from Economic Development Director and Airport Manager Jessica Hightower that the tarp has been ordered for the hoop building. It will cost less than expected because the price quoted to the county had hardware in it that the county already has. The county will be paying $1,000 deductible for the insurance deductible.

  • Received bids for 10 sets of bunker gear for the fire department from Jerry Ingram Fire & Rescue for $30,180; Municipal Equipment Services for $33,419; and Ed M. Feld Equipment for $29,317. Weis Fire and Safety sent a letter saying that they were not going to make a bid this time. Fire Chief Randy Hegwald will go over the bids and make a recommendation next week to the commissioners.

  • Learned from Hightower, who was reporting for Public Works Director Shaun West, that air conditioning unit had to be replaced for the La Cygne AMR station at the cost of $8,700.

  • Approved the requests from Linn Valley for reduced dumping fees for condemned properties at 46 Black Oak Drive, owned by David Baylo and John Guenther; 93 N. Linn Valley Drive, owned by William Woodrum; 238 Fawn Valley, owned by Kathryn Armitage; 9 Linn Valley Drive, owned by the Linn Valley Lake Property Owner’s Association; and 86 Silver Shadow Lane, owned by Robert Spradling and Patricia Rubel-Kelly.

  • Agreed to gravel Eric Jaeger’s parking area where damage had occurred during the justice center construction.

  • Approved County Clerk David Lamb to sign the renewal contract for Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.

  • Discussed a culvert issue in the Prescott area on State Line Road.

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