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Murray County Board of Commissioners

March 6, 2013

Prime contractors for county ditch repair selected by Board


By Dorothy Bloemendaal

Staff writer



The Murray County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, February 27. Ditch bills of $5,936 were approved for payment on County Ditch #35, and #82 and Judicial Ditch #3.

Lloyd J. Goltz (dbaLJG Backhoe) was selected as the prime ditch contractor for the county and judicial ditch repair work for 2013 in the east half of the county. Johnson Ditching, Inc, was selected for the west half of the county. The dividing line is the north-south route of Highway #59. Eight other contractors were appro-ved for county and judicial ditch repair work. All contractors quote forms and schedule of insurance are kept on file in the Auditor-Treasurerís office. One bid was received for one of the houses the hospital has for sale. The house must be moved by July 1, 2013. Arl Weinrebe said there have been several interested parties in the second house also that is now being used by the contractor as an office. The generator bid of $4,000 was also honored.

A donation of $300 was accepted from the First Presbyterian Church of Currie for use by the church for its summer services.

Commissioner John Giese presented information on the Human Services building for addition of doors in the hallways for security reasons. The nurse also requested a vanity and plumbing in the exam room. Commissioners Giese and James Jens will inspect the area and make suggestions for the remodel.

The Health Fair is scheduled for July 20 at End-O-Line Park.

Countrywide Pro Cleaning submitted the low quote for carpet cleaning at Sunrise Terrace.

A boat and safety grant of $8,342 from the state was accepted. The grant can be used for patrol, enforcement, search and rescue, watercraft inspection, issuance of tempporary structure and event permits, waterway marking and accident investigation.

Hours at the End-O-Line Parks were set at 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. on Sundays. The park will be closed on Monday and Tuesday except if there is a holiday on those days.

A grant of $10,000 from the state was accepted to purchase and install necessary equipment and/or to convert to the Next Generation 911 (NG911) high speed voice and data network for routing and delivering emergency calls. Jim Reinert was selected as representative for the county.

The Board of Equalization will meet on June 18 at 6:00 p.m.


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