By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors met Monday, March 18 in the Boardroom of the Appanoose County Courthouse and awarded the placement and furnishing of rock for county roads to L&W Quarries based in Centerville.
Doud Stone submitted a bid but it was L&W Quarries' bid Appanoose County Engineer Gary Bishop recommended the board accept and they did by a 2-0 vote. L&W's bid was for $409,526.10.
Neal Smith was absent.
In other action:
• The board voted 2-0 to approve Terry Sivetts as truck driver effective March 6 at $18.80 per hour.
• The board voted 2-0 to accept the resignation of Tom Zaputil on the Appanoose County Community Railroad Board and to appoint Neal Smith to fill the vacancy.
• The board voted 2-0 to approve giving $3,000 to Appanoose Economic Development Corporation for a website developed by Minnesota-based Golden Shovel to promote economic development in the county. The board voted 2-0 to commit $125 per month for two years for website maintenance and updates.
Tod Faris, AEDC executive director, approached both the county and the city earlier this year to see if they would like to be a part of the website redesign. So far, only Appanoose County has said yes.
Golden Shovel's charge to redesign AEDC, Appanoose County and Centerville's websites so they look somewhat similar is $15,000 and they charge $500 per month in maintenance.
• The board voted 2-0 to approve the purchase agreement to refinance general obligation bonds for Rathbun Area Solid Waste.
• The board by a 2-0 vote approved a resolution to transfer ownership of 100 acres in Walnut Township from Appanoose County and Appanoose County Conservation Board to Appanoose Conservation Foundation.
• Peggy Oden from New Focus appeared before the board requesting funding. The board voted 2-0 to approve $30,000 in funding.
• The board voted 2-0 to sign a letter of intent to become a region as requested by Diane Buss, Central Point Coordinator. The region consists of Appanoose County, Wapello County and Davis County and would regionalize adult mental health and the disability service system.