Currently, INDOT and the commissioners are in preliminary discussions on the relinquishment of State Road 340 to Clay County, mostly about financing issues.
"They just wanted to know if we were interested and said here's what they would do," Commissioner President Charlie Brown said. "There's been money offered and some other deals, but there's a lot that needs to be ironed out."
Brown said after doing some research, he learned INDOT has offered a similar proposal for the last 12 years with four different commissioner administrations.
"From what I can see, the offers have gotten better," Brown said. "It's about long-term and short-term of what they give us. They seem to be proposing only short-term, but I'm looking at the long-term."
According to INDOT officials, after discussions are completed with the county commissioners, the state organization plans to talk with Brazil City officials about the section of SR 340 within city limits. However, Brown said, "Nothing's been promised."
Brown said the commissioners would discuss the issue at an upcoming commissioners meeting.