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Posted: Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:50PM

Csokasy Noting Successes In Turning Around Berrien Road Commission



The Berrien County Road Commission appears to have been able to back away from teetering on the verge of being taken over by the County Board of Commissioners. The board had set a deadline of next Thursday, March 6, to vote on the future of the road agency and plans are now to revise that deadline and continue giving the BCRC the freedom to keep going as-is. Managing director Louis Csokasy gave the County Commission an update on changes he's made since being hired last fall.

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He also holds weekly meeting with the staff

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Starting Monday, the Road Commission will have a finance director for the first time in over two years. Csokasy noted they have spent over $700,000 on labor and fringe benefits this winter, up from just over $20,000 last year and an average of around $46,000. That extra pay is blamed on several storms hitting over the weekend, triggering overtime pay. Csokasy continues to be asked two main questions as this winter keeps dragging on.

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