The St. Joseph County Road Commission Board, by unanimous vote, re-elected John Bippus Chairman of the Board at its January meeting. The road commission is responsible for the maintenance and safety of 1020 miles of road and 99 bridges in St Joseph County. Their 2012 budget is $7,408,100.00. With a beginning fund balance of $848,300, the total 2012 budget is $8,256,400. “The importance of our transportation infrastructure in relation to our everyday quality of life and economic future cannot be overstated.” John Bippus, Chairman