County commission opens tire bids

 Cloud County board of commissioners opened the tire bids received for the Solid Waste Department and asked Solid Waste director Mike Hake to review them and return next week with his recommendation.
 Bids received were: Kansasland Tire, $2,999.64 or $249.97 per tire; Commercial Tire Center, $3,223.08 or $268.59 per tire; Becker Tire, $3,477 or $289.75 per tire; and Becker Tire (for retreads), $2,559.84 $213.32 per tire.
 In other Solid Waste business, Hake discussed the per ton rate for the construction/demolition landfill; and the rates being charged Republic County.
 Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, CloudCorp executive director, and Barry Porter, County appraiser were in to discuss the renewal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. A public hearing was set for Nov. 10 at 3:15 p.m.
 Health Department administrator Diana Gering reported the Road and Bridge Department has repaired the retaining wall at the Health Department that was damaged in an accident. To date, her department has given 500 flu shots and she asked that anyone needing a flu shot call the Health Department first to make sure the vaccine is available.
In other business, the board
•approved department payrolls totaling $135,694.01
•reviewed monthly expense vouchers for all departments
Adjournment was at 11:12 a.m.

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