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Marion County Commission brings
Road Department back 'in-house'

From the May 11, 2022 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   Four years ago, the Marion County Commission voted to hire a private company, Clear Water Solutions, to come in and operate the county's Water Department and Road Department. The hope was that they could pay the company roughly the same amount of money that was already being spent, but get better results, due to the company's experience, bulk buying power for supplies, etc.
   Now, officials have decided to pull the plug, at least partially, on the experiment. Commissioners voted unanimously in a special called meeting last Tuesday, May 3 to bring the Road Department back "in-house." Clear Water will continue to handle operation of the Water Department.
   Clear Water's new contract is for $427,958, down from ...
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