Board hears estimate for parking lot repairs

 Highway administrator Andy Asch presented estimates for repairs to the Courthouse south parking lot at the Cloud County board of commissioners meeting Monday.
The estimate for patching is $9,181.80 and for the overlay is $12,890.58. No decision was made at the time concerning how much of the project will be completed this year and when it will be started.
 Asch  presented an application for a bridge project in the off-system bridge program with Kansas Department of Transportation. The bridge is located one mile West and one and one half miles North of Hollis. The application was approved.   
 Asch also presented a classification change for Dustin Hittle, from truck driver to heavy equipment operator. The classification change is to fill an open position, effective July 22 with a wage of $13.44 per hour. Commissioners approved the classification change.
 In other business, county attorney Robert Walsh and Sheriff Brian Marks talked with the board about some public concerns they have received concerning the Law Enforcement Project. The issues will be addressed with the contractors and architects at the next owners' meeting set for Tuesday, July 30.
In other matters the board
•approved department payrolls totaling $132,853.08
•approved a resolution appointing Starla Borg-Nelson as acting county attorney retroactive back for June 25 because of Walsh being out of town
•heard a report from Justin Murdock, Solid Waste director on the survey received from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
•heard a report from Health Department administrator Diana Gering that her department has ordered a new sign from Champlin Tire Recycling
Commissioners reported on meetings they attended in the past week:
Gail Engle, Johnita Crawford, Gary Caspers—Concordia City Commission, July 17
Caspers—Meeting at Cloud County Health Center to discuss health issues of Cloud County, July 16; Cloud County Resources Council meeting, July 16; KWORCC board of trustees meeting in Topeka, July 18
Crawford—Juvenile Detention meeting in Junction City, July 17; Coffeetime, July 19
Crawford also went to Miltonvale to visit the projects that are being completed with Wind Farm Funds.
Adjournment was at 11:34 a.m.

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