The Henry County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday and approved funds for a bridge replacement project on Iowa Avenue. The county engineer Jake Hotchkiss said the bridge is located off Old 218 south of Mount Pleasant. The bridge will be replaced with a twin box culvert.The bid letting will take place in April. Much of the engineer’s update involved discussion of the proposed heated storage building to be built at the County Road Department site on east Washington Street. Bids came in at about 1.3 million much higher than the engineer’s estimate. Hotchkiss believed he can adjust the plans to bring the cost down to somewhere between $850 and $950 thousand.
In other business, the Supervisors approved Deb Savage as the replacement for Sue Weiss on the Henry County Board of Health. Weiss will finish out the year and Savage will begin January 1, 2023.