Board approves equipment bids for Secondary Roads

Board of Supervisors
Kim Brooks
Express Editor

Jones County Secondary Roads is getting a couple of new pieces of equipment. 

During the Dec. 3 board of supervisors meeting, the board awarded bids for both a cab and chassis for a tandem axle plow truck, and an SPUV survey truck. 

The winning bid for the plow truck went to GATR Truck Center for $119,100.22. While this was not the lowest bid, the board approved the exception to the county purchase policy because it was the machine favored by Snead and Secondary Roads Mechanic Cameron Sorgenfrey. 

Three bids were received for the plow truck. Snead said there were some variations from the original specs. 

Once the cab and chassis are purchased, it will take the Secondary Roads mechanics roughly 200 hours to out-fit before it’s ready for use. 

“We suit it for our needs,” said Snead. 

Two bids came in for the survey truck: Stephen Motors at $53,870 and McGrath Auto at $49,773. The board awarded the bid to McGrath. 

“They’re both very close,” commented Snead. “McGrath matched our specs almost exactly.” 

In other county business: 

Snead informed the board that they are starting to meet with and collect right of way contracts from landowners on Lead Mine Road. 

“It’s all been positive so far,” he said. 

• The board approved an appropriation resolution transferring $8,475 of budgetary authority from Budget Holding to Non-Departmental. This is for the initial payment on the aerial photography project. 

• The board suspended the first two readings and adopted the 2019 Ordinance Codification. The ordinances were all previously adopted during the past calendar year. 

• The board approved filing a tax lien for delinquent sewer bills for the Fairview sanitary sewer system at six addresses all located on County Road E-34, and one address on Washington Street. 

For the two properties owned by Rick Ellison, a lien will be placed on his property located in Warren County because he no longer owns the property in Fairview that houses the former Roadhouse restaurant. 

All property owners will receive a 30-day notice. 

• The board approved the hiring of Jeff Swisher as an on-call IT assistant for IT Director Lisa Mootz. Swisher started on Dec. 4 at $20 an hour. 


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