By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
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Chase County commissioners accepted bids for a new building at the fairgrounds and for crack sealing on two stretches of county highway.
During their March 10 meeting, they also approved seekings bids for a new ambulance.
Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. accepted the low bid from Rockwell Construction of Wray, Colo., to build a new expo building on the fairgrounds. They earned the job with a bid of $488,400.
Two other companies submitted bids. Cleary Building Corporation of North Platte turned in a bid of $519,381 and C & S Construction bid $588,300.
Dirt work for the project began last week. The completion date is set for July 1.
Commissioners also opened bids for filling the cracks and sealing Old Highway 6 and two-and-a-half miles of pavement south of Wauneta. Tri-State Paving of Wood River came in with the low bid, $1.16 for sealant and $1.20 per pound of mastic used to fill the cracks.
Other bids were $1.20 for sealant and $1.28 for mastic by B and H Paving Inc. of Scott City, Kan. and over $3 from Topkote, Inc. of Yankton, S.D.
New ambulance sought
The commissioners will now go to work looking for a new ambulance for the Chase County. Deb Hayes reviewed the county’s needs and said Type One ambulances are available from Ford and Dodge and Type Three from Chevy. Type One ambulances have a liquid chassis while Type Three have stabilizer bars. Chase County currently utilizes Type Three ambulances.
Bids were sent out for all three brands and bids will be opened April 14.
Deb Clark reported that Chase County has received its 2014 allocated distribution of funds from the Federal Funds Purchase Program.
Chase County received $66,432.73 from the Highway Street Buyback Program to be used for the “cost of construction, reconstruction or repair of public highways, streets, roads or bridges and facilities, appurtenances and roadway structures.”
A total of $8,393.79 was received as part of the Highway Bridge Buyback Program to be used for the “construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair or non-routine maintenance of public bridges.”
Both amounts went into the county’s Highway Buyback Fund.
—The bi-monthly commissioners meetings will open from 8-9 a.m. so anyone not on the agenda may come in and visit with the commissioners.
—Court Magistrate Karen Wilson informed the board that the conferencing system in the courtroom needs updated. Used mostly for juvenile hearings, a new system would be able to be used in different parts of the courthouse and would include better video and audio making it easier when an interpreter is needed.