1. Extended a declaration of emergency
Earlier in the month, the commission considered a disaster proclamation for COVID-19. That declaration expired March 31. The commission reviewed the proclamation, renewing the declaration for 60 days.
"I think this is a reasonable request and timeline," said Commissioner Chip Westfall . "I would encourage everyone to stay at home. ... What I observed this morning, I was pleased with how quiet main street was."
2. Proclaimed child abuse prevention month
April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. The commission adopted a resolution declaring Child Abuse Prevention Month in Harvey County.
3. Approved bids
The commission approved a bid for a grader-mounted packer roller for the Road and Bridge Department, awarding the bid to low bidder Foley Equipment of $10,000 for trade in of old equipment, and $25,740 for purchase of the equipment.
The commission approved a bid for a Caterpillar wheel tractor scraper for the Solid Waste Department, awarding the bid to low bidder Foley Equipment for $450,000. The county got a $50,000 credit after leasing the machine for two months.
Awarded a bid for fish stocking in the county parks, awarding the bid of $19,991. There was only one bidder. That is about $1,000 over budget. In the past, the department has adjusted fish amounts to come in under budget.