County to see new road signs

DARKE COUNTY – Drivers will soon see new road signs popping up around the county.

Darke County  Commissioners on Monday approved a fund transfer of $8,500 from the county’s consultant services fund to the county engineer’s fund for the purchase of the signs.

The $8,500 is a fund advance that will be coming back to the county from a grant, said county engineer Jim Surber. The total cost of signage is $9407.68, which reflects the purchase of 404 signs, including 65 stop signs, 95 four-way-stop placards, 5 yield signs, plus a variety of other signs including school bus stop ahead and church entrance signs, for example.

The signs are ordered from a company in Osborn, Ohio.

Work will begin in early spring, Surber said.

Also Monday

* Commissioners set a date to open bids at 1:30 p.m. April 11 for resurfacing and striping of some county and township roads.

* Commission approved the appointment of Jason Wagner of Versailles to the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health. This is Wagner’s second appointment to the board and is effective Feb. 28. 2018 through Feb. 27, 2022.

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