The Henry County commissioners Thursday approved a quit claim deed in relation to the widening of County Road Z.

Henry County Commissioner Glenn Miller said the original deed for a small portion of property along Road Z was handwritten and there was some question as to the exact description of the property. Miller said the deed to Charles and Estelle Eberle should clarify the issue.

The next step, according to Miller, is the county will work on an easement from the Eberles for work related to the project.

In other matters, the commissioners approved an agreement with the Henry County Engineer’s Office for planning services.

Henry County Planning Director Nick Rettig will start working out of the engineer’s office Tuesday instead of the Henry County commissioner’s office. Both offices are located in the Oakwood Office Complex.

Miller said 20 hours per week of Rettig’s time will continue to be on planning services and his remaining time will be spent assisting the engineer’s office.

Miller said, with additional funds coming in due to the increase in the gas tax, the engineer’s office is anticipating an increase in projects and Rettig will be able to assist with those.

The cost of Rettig’s salary and benefits will be split with the engineer’s office.

An executive session was also held with Henry County Assistant Prosecutor Katie Nelson regarding matters required to be kept confidential. No action was taken after the executive session.

County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

A networking meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the senior center.

 

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