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County commission to discuss ambulance bids

3/16/2014

Ellis County commissioners will discuss ambulance bid specifications at their regular meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Ellis County Courthouse.

Ellis County commissioners will discuss ambulance bid specifications at their regular meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Ellis County Courthouse.

EMS Director Kerry McCue appeared before commissioners at last week's meeting to discuss authorization of bids for purchase of two new ambulances. Commissioner Swede Holmgren had questions about the bid, and McCue will appear before commissioners again Monday. In the agenda for Monday's meeting, McCue said a less-expensive alternative to a new ambulance is purchasing a new truck and retrofitting the existing ambulance box to the truck.

In other business:

* Commissioners will consider authorizing an agreement for upgrading a railroad crossing at 160th Avenue near Yocemento.

* Commissioners will be asked to reject a change order request for a road construction project in the eastern part of the county on Old U.S. Highway 40. Commissioners also will be asked to approve a $28,250 addition to the project.

* Commissioner Holmgren has a request for an executive session addressing issues of attorney/client privilege. County Administrator Greg Sund also wants to discuss union negotiations with the commissioners.