The Montgomery County Commissioners met for their weekly meeting on Monday morning in the lower level of the Judicial Center in Independence.
After a call to order, the Commissioners approved the agenda, minutes, and invoices for the month.
Appraiser Dee Carter was in attendance to update the board on valuation notices. (AUDIO)
Carter gives a quick mention of what to expect for Coffeyville. (AUDIO)
Carter also provided an update on a project that discusses delinquent tax for over 400 residences dating back to 2014. (AUDIO)
Public Works Coordinator Jim Wright had a chance to get in front of the Commissioners to discuss road and bridge plus special bridge bid requests. They received bids for corrugated metal pipe that is out of the debit road and bridge fund which was reviewed and approved by the Commissioners to move forward with.
Wright also mentioned that the Kansas Department of Transportation had sent out a notice regarding the postponement of the bid letting for the project at County Road 3900/3400 (Tucker Corner) which will be moved to next month with the recent changes in the U.S. Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rates.
Wright provided the Commissioners with a meeting agenda for the 2020 County Commissioners and Road Officials Meeting that will take place in Chanute.
Regarding special bridge, they sent out three separate bid requests to five companies for sheet piling, H-beams, and bridge planks in which one of those bids was received back from Welborn Sales out of Salina. The Commissioners reviewed and approved that bid that totaled over $28,000 for sheet piling. The bid requests involving the H-beams and bridge planks were tabled for the next scheduled meeting because they recommended re-bidding those items as a single bid.
Hear the full audio with Jim Wright by clicking HERE.
Other discussions during the meeting involved Micah Boulanger from Employee Benefit Management Services and also RV Park application approval.
The Montgomery County Commission Meeting agenda is always subject to change and all meetings are open to the public every Monday morning beginning at 9:00 AM.