Marion County Commission accepts lone bid for resurfacing project.

A resurfacing project just west of the Hannibal city limits will be moving forward as planned in the near future.

On Monday the Marion County Commission accepted a bid of $114,750 from Chester Bross Construction Company for the asphalting project that will take place on portions of West Ely Road and Centerville Road. The Bross bid was the lone bid submitted.

Areas seeing work include West Ely Road, from MoDOT's south outer road to Veterans Road; West Ely Road, from Veterans Road to the Hannibal city limits; and Centerville Road, from West Ely Road to Highway MM.

The areas of road where the work is planned could be completely shut down during the work.

“They (Bross Construction) thought they could do it in a day's time if the weather cooperates,” said Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode.

Bode does not want the people who live in that area to be caught by surprise when the work commences.

“Because there are a lot of residents in the area we'll need to notify them when the work is going to be done,” he said.

In other business:

• An agreement worth $2,250 between the County Commission and the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center was approved.

• John Hark, the county's emergency management director, was authorize to spend $2,000 for a 53-foot container box in which sandbags will be stored.

After checking prices for 40- and 20-foot boxes at Missouri surplus, Teya Stice, county coordinator, said the amount wanted for the 53-foot box was a “good price.”

Bode noted that putting the sandbags, which are currently stored in a county Highway Department building, inside the watertight storage box will open up space in the building.


Reach reporter Danny Henley at