Board accepts Chevrolet/Buick's bid for vehicle

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved accepting the high bid of $3,626 from Concordia Chevrolet/Buick for the 2004 Chevrolet Impala belonging to the Sheriff's Department.
 The only other bid received was for $3,513 from Dan and Michaela Hyman. The county also sought bids on a 4 wheel drive pickup belonging to the Sheriff's Department but no bids were received.
 In other business, highway administrator Andy Asch presented a utility use permit with AT&T for placing buried fiber cable from the manhole west of Highland Ave. on 11th Street, west on 11th Street to 130th Road, south one mile to the intersection of 130th and Quail Road, then to handhole just east of the intersection, and buried hand holes as indicated on the prints. A short section of fiber cable will be placed in the north right-of-way of Quail Road in front of the tower at 1241 Quail Road.
 Asch reported representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture were here last week to inspect the Weed Department and everything went well.
 Sheryl Williams, county treasurer, presented information on the amount of sales tax and compensating use tax received for July (June sales) in the amount of $69,374.80, compared to the amount received in 2012, in the amount of $58,878.93.
The board approved having chairman Gail Engle serve as voting delegate to the Kansas Association of Counties Annual meeting. Commissioner Johnita Crawford will be first alternate voting delegate and commissioner Gary Caspers, second alternate voting delegate.
Engle also was approved voting delegate to the KWORCC annual meeting and Crawford as alternate.
In other business the board
•reviewed departments' monthly expense vouchers
•approved line item adjustments for the Community Case Management Program and the Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program presented by Ellen Anderson, JJA/Community Corrections director
•approved payment of an invoice to Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Water Management in the amount of $60 on behalf of the Public Building Commission
•visited with Concordia city manager Larry Uri about the progress on the installation of the gas line at the Law Enforcement Center and discussed various other items
Caspers reported he attended the Homeland Security meeting July 23 in Beloit.
Crawford reported she attended the Pawnee Mental Health meeting in Clay Center July 23 and the North Central Regional Planning Commission meeting July 25 in Beloit.
Adjournment was at 11:45 a.m.

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