Asch reports on road closing

 The Kansas Department of Transportation has closed highway 9 at 100th Road while it is replacing a bridge and the official detour is south to U.S. Highway 24.
Andy Asch, Cloud County highway administrator reported on this closing at the Monday meeting of Cloud County commissioners. He also reported that the highway department will be replacing a box culvert on Hawk Road, west of 40th road and discussed the annual Weed Conference he attended last week in Salina.
In other business the board
•reviewed information from the City of Concordia concerning the TIF projects for LeDuc Memorial and Sonic Drive-In.
•recessed for a 20-minute executive session for attorney-client privilege with County Attorney Robert Walsh.
•approved the presented change orders for the Law Enforcement Center.
•approved the Annual PeopleWare Agreement with Computer Information Concepts, effective March 14, 2014, through April 1, 2015, in the amount of $41,145.
CHS Government students attending were Makayla Jacobs and Tom Pudge.
Adjournment was at 12:08 p.m.
All of the commissioners attended the CloudCorp annual luncheon March 7 and may attend the retirement reception for Sheryl Williams County treasurer from 2-4 p.m. March 12 and the Open House for the Emergency Operations Center located in the lower level of the Health Department from 3-4:30 p.m., March 14. 

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