The Daviess County Council has signed off on their part on the East National Highway Improvement Project. The County and City of Washington are working together to pay for the local portion of the rebuilding of the most travelled road in the county. Under an agreement, the county has agreed to put in one million dollars or $250,000 a year over the next four years. The council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a resolution allowing the funds for the project. Washington Mayor Joe Wellman was at the meeting and said now the process of paying for the road can move onto the bond issue. He said preliminary work on the east side should being in the next month. Surveying on the west side is getting underway.
In other action, the council appointed Luke Dayton to the Carnegie Library Board. Also the council has conducted annual abatement reviews and approved continued tax abatement for Bush Commercial Properties, MacAllister Machinery, APPEX Enterprises and Tarbert Properties.