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GOSHEN New mowers needed to cut grass in the county

The Elkhart County Highway Department has requested for funds to use for road maintenance and the replacement of two roadside mowers.
Posted on July 1, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 1, 2013 at 5:36 p.m.

GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Highway Department’s roadside mowers are spending more time in the shop for repairs than cutting grass, according to highway manager Jeff Taylor.

The highway department asked for a pair of additional appropriations Monday, July 1, totaling $289,231 to use for road maintenance and the replacement of two mowers.

The county commissioners recommended approval of the highway department’s request for $150,000 from the Motor Vehicle Highway fund for to replace a couple of mowers. Taylor told the commissioners that the highway department has four mowers. The two that will be replaced are 13 and 15 years old and have been used for more than 12,000 hours to cut grass in the county.

The commissioners also approved using $139,231 collected from buggy plate fees in the Motor Vehicle Highway fund for roadwork. Taylor said the money would be used for chip and seal maintenance as well as fixing roads damaged by horses, particularly in the Middlebury area.


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