Madison County voters gave the thumbs up last year to $6.4 million in road improvements over the next six years. And county commissioners agreed June 2 to use some of that tax money to purchase tools to maintain roads.
The board of commissioners will allow road department director Alan Lapczynski to spend up to $225,000 in sales tax money on a variety of road equipment purchases. The primary purchase will be a “hook truck,” which can be connected to a spreader, a snow plow, a roll-off container and other devices. Lapcyznski will seek the lowest cost attachments to go with the hook truck, which will also be used to haul recycled items from the transfer station to Clarke County.