The board then went on to hear a number of proposals and
recommendations from committee chairmen.
Animal control chairman Kevin Bateman had good news. The county
was considering lower cost plastic rosin composite kennels at
$26,000, but he heard from the company that won the bid that the
price for the more desirable stainless steel kennels has been
reduced from $38,000 to $24,171.42 plus installation.
There were several options that would vary the costs of the
installation. Bateman offered his skills and hoped to get assistance
from other county personnel and a couple of prisoners. This would
save the county $3,478.50.
For this project, $30,000 has been budgeted out of buildings and
grounds and $10,000 out of animal control.
The committee recognized that it is important that the work gets
done quickly due to the need to house the animals while construction
takes place. After the removal of the old kennels, the concrete
flooring would need to be sealed. The new construction is expected
to take a few days.
Three proposals were received and considered for new copy
machines to go in county offices. A five-year contract with Watt's
Copiers ends in a month.
Last night Chuck Ruben, finance committee chairman, said that the
committee accepted the CDS copier proposal. The proposal separated
the copier leasing from supplies and service. A monthly figure of
$640 includes 11 copiers, and $260.81 per month would cover supplies
and service, for a total of $901 per month.
Fourteen county offices were polled with a list of questions
about their copying needs. One office asked for fax capability and
one machine would have fax. A few would have the ability to provide
colored copies. Colored ink costs more.