Written by Devon Boen
The Roosevelt County Commissioners met June 13 and approved purchases, hires and contracts.
Gary Macdonald made a motion to discuss a large copier purchase for the Roosevelt County Justice Court office. Three bids were received from Gaffaney’s, Will’s Office World, and Boss, out of Sidney. Gaffaney’s bid was $1,095, Will’s was $999 and Boss’s was $599. MacDonald was concerned with the drastic difference in price between Boss’s bid and the others. He questioned whether the lower price was an indication of lower quality. Representatives from the Justice Court said the copier from Boss’s was not lower quality than the others.With that information, the commissioners unanimously approved Boss’s bid.
The commissioners approved a five-year contract with Interstate Engineering for on-call engineering services. The master agreement said Interstate Engineering would provide services including but not limited to county road improvement projects, bridge and culvert projects, site designs, hydraulic studies, traffic studies and traffic planning, CTEP projects, projecting funding assistance and planning services. The agreement said Interstate Engineering would be paid per task order.
The commissioners approved signing a task order from Interstate Engineering for engineering design and construction services for construction of the new sidewalk and handicapped parking improvements by the Roosevelt County Museum.
The project is a CTEP project and, although the majority of it will be paid by the state, the services rendered before the project is approved by the federal government have to be paid by the county. The commissioners acknowledged the county would have to pay Interstate Engineering to complete the CTEP application for the project and also pay for the designs and services outlined in the task order. Macdonald said the payment would not be reimbursed.
Yvette West was hired as a county library employee and Bernadette Raaum was hired as a sub-cook for the Council on Aging. Gail Nelson was hired as a full-time cook for the Council on Aging. Cindy Paulson was hired for a full-time position at the clerk and recorder’s office.
The commissioners approved annual pay increases for David Toavs, Brenda Redfield and Michelle Barsness.