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Washington Commissioners Discuss Dust Control And Trespassing

Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

(WASHINGTON) - Filling in for vacationing Daviess County Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius, Tom Ash reported to the commissioners that due to the mild winter and the earlier than normal spring conditions, the highway department is fielding calls from county residents about dust control.

The highway department will begin taking orders for applying dust control on county roads on April 2 until May 30. The property owners on both sides of the road must be in agreement to the application of dust control. The cost per foot will be $1.78. The price per foot is subject to change due to the unstable oil market.

The application form is available at the county highway office at 5247E 100N, Montgomery. Please bring an accurate length for your dust control when come to the office to fill out the application. Dust control must be paid for at the time the application is turned in.

Solid Waste District Director Lee Spaulding brought the commissioners up to date about steps he has taken to stop fishermen from trespassing on county property. For the past three years, Spaulding said he has repeatedly had to "run people off" the pond located just north of the scale house at the county landfill.

The pond is posted "no trespassing" in several places but "frequently the signs are torn down," Spaulding said, and those that remain are ignored.

To try and combat the ongoing problem, Spaulding continues to keep the area posted, has contacted the Sheriff's department for assistance, and has talked with one of the elders in the Amish community hoping to spread the word that the roughly 7-acre pond is private and off limits to fishermen.

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