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Road decision on county agenda

8/31/2012

By DAWNE LEIKER

By DAWNE LEIKER

dleiker@dailynews.net

As they move forward on county road projects, Ellis County Commissioners will consider approving an agreement for design and construction engineering services during their regular meeting Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Ellis County Courthouse.

A proposal from BG Consultants, Manhattan, sets its maximum fee at $39,565 for a four phases of service, including: project selection, assisting the county in developing a funding strategy, project development and construction engineering.

The county's 2013 budget includes $600,000 for road and bridge projects.

Other agenda items include:

* 2012 budget amendment

* Care Council funding recommendations

* Discussion regarding purchase of a pneumatic roller, which currently is leased by the Public Works Department. Cost of the roller, less an allowance for the amount paid on the lease is $61,094.

* Selection of an engineering firm to perform construction engineering services for a road safety project

* 2012 capital purchases for public works department

* Consideration of advertising for a bond consulting firm to work with county on anticipated road improvement projects

* Sheriff Ed Harbin will address commissioners regarding leasing a spot on the Springhill radio tower for amateur radio antenna and related equipment.

* 55th Street radio tower project

* Proposal from Adjusters International for disaster mitigation, response and recovery services