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County highway department working on summer schedule

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

BENTON -- The Scott County Highway Department is now on its summer schedule.

Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that as of Monday, the county highway department is now working 10-hour days Monday through Thursday.

The only exception, he said, will be during weeks with a holiday. On those weeks, the department will work 8-hour days and take the holiday off.

In other business Tuesday:

* Burger asked County Developer Joel Evans to look into the county acquiring a Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer for use as a mobile command center.

Burger said it his understanding that other governments in the area have been acquiring FEMA trailers for their use.

He said if the county got one, some additional money would have to be spent on renovating the trailer to meet the county's needs.

* County officials discussed the bid for the biennial depository agreement which was awarded to First State Bank of Sikeston Thursday as recommended by the County Treasurer Glenda Enderle.

The county received four bids which were not exactly "apples to apples" in the terms offered, according to county officials.

Enderle said on one bid, for example, interest would not have been paid until the 10th of each month.

"These are the little things that are in these bids," she said.

"We rely on your expertise and knowledge of doing your job," Burger said. "The bank bid is very, very important."