At Wednesday’s regular meeting the commissioners met with John Stokes, the road and bridge supervisor who requested approval to purchase an asphalt zipper with a heavy duty drum.
The unit will be used for road repairs and utility trenching. It can “zip” open a 300 foot trench, 30 inches wide and six inches deep in 20 minutes, a job that would normally take two days. On a road it can repair 6/10th of a mile with three inches of asphalt, 20 feet wide in seven hours, replacing the normal time of four days.
Commissioner Cyndi Johnson made a motion, seconded by Sandy Broesder to pursue the purchase of the Asphalt Zipper. Cost of the machine is $153,000. Motion passed on a vote of 2-0.
The commissioners set Aug. 25, 10 a.m. in their office for a public hearing on the proposed county budget for FY-2010-11.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
In what is almost seemingly commonplace, Chief Gary Dent, in his monthly report to the city council said a urinal at the ball field complex was once again blown up.
The ludicrous act of vandalism took place on Sunday afternoon. Three individuals, one adult and two juveniles are under investigation. More information will be forth coming as soon as it is available.
Dent went on to report that the CPD received 231 calls in July. In part, there were seven domestic situations, seven rides home from taverns, two shop lifters picked up, six accidents, 18 warnings given, 14 assists to the ambulance crew and one to the CVFD.
“HELLO STITCH” — Bessie Gemar, a resident at the PMC-ECU, meets “Stitch”, a Hereford bull calf owned by Lynda Barker and her family. Stitch had a great time being petted and scratched by the residents. The calf was part of the family barbecue held for the Extended Care Unit. Photo courtesy of Lynda Barker, PMC-ECU
The Pondera Medical Centers’ Extended Care Unit (ECU) recently held a Back to the Barnyard theme barbecue.
Residents and family had a unique chance to see some farm animals, have a BBQ and listen to some super music.
The families and staff brought in potluck salads and desserts while the PMC provided the hamburgers and hot dogs.