Marshall County Commissioners Approve Microvote Contract, Discuss U.S. 31 Corridor Study Committee

The Marshall County Commissioners approved a contract with Microvote.

Clerk Julie Fox submitted the contract which is the same annual contract the commissioners have approved each year. This year’s agreement features the same software licensing agreement of $9,500 for upkeep of the county’s voting machines.

In other business, the commissioners discussed putting together a U.S. 31 corridor study committee. With the new U.S. 31 construction affecting Marshall County, the current U.S. 31 from the Fulton County line to 7th Road will be handed over to the county which will create more responsibility for the county highway department in terms of maintenance and planning.

The timeframe in which this would be a reality is not yet known.

The commissioners approved a motion to include Plan Director Ralph Booker, a member of the Marshall County Economic Development Commission, Commissioner Jack Roose and Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck as part of the study committee.