The County Commissioners approved bids for tables, chairs and bleachers to be purchased for the Western State Bank Expo Center Monday.
"Danielle Crouch, manager of the expo center, explained that it would be benefitial to the expo center to have their own tables and chairs, rather than always renting them," Ed Elam, county administrator said.
Commissioners approved a bid of $12,703 from K&N Rental for 300 stackable chairs and 40 tables. They also approved a bid of $32,250 from CBS Construction for four 10 row, 21 feet bleachers for the expo center.
"The bleachers may be used for events on either the arena or concrete sides of the expo center," Elam said. "They will be movable."
In other business, the commission:
• Was introduced to the new drug sniffing/ attack dog purchased a few weeks earlier by the sheriff.
• Asked county employees to display pictures of projects they are currently working on around the Ford County Government Center for the public to view.
• Approved a proclamation recognizing the 15th anniversary of the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation working in Ford County. As well as a proclamation declaring April 7 through 13 National Public Safety Week, recognizing police, fire, medical, dispatch and other personnel who work to keep the public safe.
• Approved a request from the sheriff to allow a Ford County Fire/EMS employee to travel to Henryetta, Okla. from June 3 through 7 for a continuing education course.
The next County Commission meeting will be held April 15 at 6 p.m.
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