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Alfalfa County commissioners address budgets and road crossing permits at last two meetings

 

January 2, 2019

Stacy Sanborn

Alfalfa County commissioner Jay Hague presents Ray "Toby" Walker with a plaque for his many years of service. Monday marked the last day of Walker's term as District 3 commissioner.

The Christmas holiday threw off the Alfalfa County commissioner's meeting date last week, but the guys had no problem plowing through the agenda. They began by approving the minutes from their previous meeting and moved on to review payroll warrants, maintenance and operation warrants for payment and blanket purchase orders. All of those line items were approved. There were six road crossing permits – District 1 held three of them for $5,000. District 2 had just one for $1,750 while District 3 had two for $1,250.

Commissioners approved a transfer for $3,535 from H16-3 Assessor's Capital Outlay to H16-2A Assessor Maintenance and Operations. That transfer was for services for an exit audit, office supplies and miscellaneous expenses for the assessor's office.

Also approved was the December log for the transportation of juveniles for secure detention facilities, as well as the approval of the county clerk to go out on bids for a 3,500 gallon fuel tank (invoice no. 413-107, serial no. C788861) for District 1.

A resolution for the sales tax distribution for the 52 percent of collections for health and 2 percent sales tax for 2019 was accepted with Jay Hague saying that changes could be made to it later if necessary. Before adjourning, the officials approved the mileage for 2019 from state auditor to be set at $0.58 as prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service.

This week's meeting had a short agenda – starting just like the previous one. Previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, and blanket purchase orders were reviewed and approved. After that, commissioners went through six-month bids and mostly awarded them to the vendors who came in at the lowest cost. Some bids were accepted based on other criteria.

A revised 2018-2019 requisitioning and receiving officer list (due to the change in elected officials and other changes) was approved to come into effect on Jan 2.

This week, District 1 had a single road crossing permit for $250. District 2 had two for $2,750 and District 3 also had just one. It came in at $4,500, resulting in an overall total of $7,500 for the week.

Before calling the meeting to an end, Hague presented Ray "Toby" Walker with a plaque and expressed his gratitude for Walker's many years of service to the county. A small reception was held in his honor. On Jan 2, Marvin Woodall gets sworn in as the new commissioner for District 3.

 

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