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Marion official hear bold proposal
to improve 180 miles of dirt roads

From the January 16, 2018
issue of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   The Marion County Commission welcomed two new members (Jody Grimsley and Matt Gunnels), heard an aggressive proposal for improving dirt roads, listened to a renewed request to pave a dirt

road, received a couple of requests to use space in a vacant county building, approved minor roof repair to the Courthouse, voted to merge the County and City Recreation Departments (see separate story) and made various appointments during its meeting on January 8.
   Dirt Roads: The county has been discussing ways to improve the condition of its massive array of dirt roads – approximately 180 miles worth – for quite some time and now they have a new suggestion to consider. County Manager Thomas Weaver has proposed an aggressive "Dirt Road Remediation Plan" in ... The rest of the story.