County To Use Inmates On Road Work
Hand Labor Will Include Clearing Brush, Weeds
Posted: March 5, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Benton County residents shouldn’t necessarily be alarmed if they see men in black-and-white striped jail uniforms on county roads.
At A Glance
The Benton County Road Department will use inmate work crews from the Benton County Jail to do labor-intensive jobs on county roads and bridges and other county property. The assignments will include:
• Weed cutting around guardrails, signs and bridge approaches
• Clearing brush under bridges
• Cleaning bridge decks and bridge deck drains
• Landscape maintenance and mowing of county-owned properties
• Dragging brush from bucket truck to chipper
• Bending and fabricating reinforcement steel for precast concrete bridge decks
• Taking down and rebuilding fences on roads being upgraded or built by the Road Department
• Raking and cleaning ditches
• Burning ditches with the assistance of local fire departments
• Washing and detailing county-owned vehicles and equipment
Source: Staff Report
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