County board approves bridge inspection contract

Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved signing a contract with Campbell & Johnson Engineers for the Bi-Annual Bridge inspection. Total cost of the contract is $16,431.24.
Prior to approving the contract, highway administrator Andy Asch and Donald Dean of Campbell & Johnson discussed the bi-annual inspections that need to be completed in January 2013. Cloud County has a total of 267 bridges that are required to be inspected. Dean presented a contract for the inspections  at a cost of $59.14 per bridge for 266 bridges and $700 for one bridge that will require in-depth inspection.
Asch also discussed a vacancy that will be occurring for one of the road supervisor positions because of retirement. The board approved a classification change for Greg Dockins from heavy equipment operator to road supervisor effective Dec. 2 at a six month introductory wage of $15.30 per hour.
In other business, Larry Uri, Concordia city manager, discussed several matters concerning the former ALCO building. He also discussed the construction schedule for the infastructure to the new Law Enforcement site in the Concordia North Development and the proposed hospital project.
Sheryl Williams, county treasurer, presented information on the amount of sales tax and compensating use tax received in November 2012 (October sales) in the amount of $64,608.74, compared to the amount received in November 2011 of $62,753.86.
Meetings during last week which commissioners attended included: Homeland Security Council meeting, Nov. 27, in Beloit, Commissioner Gary Caspers; North Central Regional Planning Commission meeting Nov. 29 in Beloit, Commissioner Johnita Crawford.
In other matters the board
—approved sending letters to Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts about Cloud County's concerns regarding wind energy development.
—received an update on the permits she has issued and closed from Marlene Stamm, county sanitarian.
Adjournment was at 11:45 a.m.
Commissioners may attend a Landowners Public Open House from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Miltonvale Senior Center. The open house is presented by ITC Great Plains to discuss their Elk Creek to Summit Transmission Line Project.

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