Marshall County Supervisor Deane Adams said vehicle sales in the county so far this year are providing some encouraging economic news.
The supervisors looked over the treasurer's report at their meeting Tuesday, and it was revealed that the county is averaging $6 million in vehicle sales a month halfway through 2012.
Last year, there were nine months when sales were less than $6 million. This year, there's been more than $6 million in vehicle sales in five of the first six months.
"It's gradually worked itself up," Adams, the former county treasurer, said. "That looks good for Marshall County."
In other discussion, Supervisors Chairman Denny Grabenbauer complimented the county's secondary roads department for having the roads prepared for the RAGBRAI riders last week.
"I guess no news is good news and I never heard anything," Grabenbauer said of the county road conditions for the ride.
The supervisors approved the purchase of a trailer for secondary roads to replace one bought in 1976. The new 43-foot dozer trailer is being purchased for $25,790 from Vander Haags in Des Moines.
Three employees were recognized for their service to the county at the meeting including Wade Ruopp (35 years), Jill Eaton (25 years) and Mike Stegmann (15 years).