At the Ford County Commission meeting on Monday, commissioners approved a bid from Building Solutions for $385,000 for the landfill building.

The building was totaled from the May 2016 tornado that hit the area.

There were only two bids for the contract with the other coming from JAG Construction.

The completion of the construction should take around 6 months.

In other business, the commissioners approved to keep the county's current Early Retirement Incentives program with the possibility of making modifications down the road.

"Currently the program is offered to employees with years of service of 10 years and a maximum of being 64 years of age," county human resources director Pat Heeke said. "We could make modifications to extend the years of service and put in place a minimum age requirement."

Making the modifications is something Commissioner Shawn Tassett was looking for.

"I think we should make the years of service 20 years," he said. "I would also like to put in place a minimum age and am open for suggestions."

It was later added that as part of the early retirement program, those eligible would also need to be KPERS eligible, the Kansas retirement plan.

"Then if they need to be KPERS eligible there really isn't anything more to discuss," Tassett said. "But I would like to talk about possible modifications moving forward."

Keeping the plan was approved unanimously.

The commission also tabled discussion on engineering services for the design of the Duck Creek bridge near 114 Road in the Grandview Township of Ford County.

The design would be bid out for contract with county road and bridge doing the dirt work.

The engineering services would be for $33,200 and the county will utilize bridge beams already in storage for the project.

The design was tabled until it can be determined on where the line item funding will come from for the engineering services.

Commissioners approved to approved the county mill levy that will be presented at the final budget hearing on Sept. 5.

The mill levy presented was for 46.265.

Tassett also talked about several issues that came to his attention that he wanted to address.

Tassett stated that," We here on the commission are just individuals with very limited power in what we can do.

"When someone in our district comes to us and wants us to do something arbitrarily, we just can't do that.

"If people would like something specifically done, then I ask you come to us here in the commission chambers and speak with us and we can talk about it and see what needs to be done."

Commissioner Ken Snook agreed with Tassett's statement adding that he too have had people ask him similar requests.