Back Print

County supervisors approve spending $187,000 more on road equipment this fiscal year

Posted: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 2:40 PM

Several major equipment purchases will be made by the County Highway Department in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. 

County Engineer Lee Bjerke says he wants to get bids soon on a new maintainer for county crews--which is expected to cost around $250,000.

That comes on the heels of the purchase of an excavator for around $187,000 earlier this fiscal year.  But county supervisors agree with Bjerke's assessment that the equipment is needed.

Supervisors on Monday approved amending this year's second road budget by $187,000.  They point out the secondary road fund still has a balance of just over one million dollars.