Marion County Commission voted to purchase a Montezuma tree saw Wednesday for $5,592 from Ag Power of Hillsboro.
Marion County Road and Bridge Superintendent John Summerville said there was enough money in the department’s 2008 budget to purchase the saw for a skid steer.
Commissioner Randy Dallke said he was in favor of getting the equipment, but he would prefer to see it come out of an equipment line item on the budget instead of the general fund.
Other bids were $6,000 from Prairieland Partners of Marion and $7,727 from Straub International of Marion.
In other business:
- Commission voted to purchase 6,550 gallons of area fuel from Cardie Oil of Tampa for $10,906. Cooperative Grain of Hillsboro also presented a bid of $11,263.
- A Reznor waste oil heater will be purchased for $7,500 for the road and bridge workshop from Kern Sales and Marketing of Wamego. Flaming’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning of Marion submitted a $7,218 bid. Automotive Equipment of Wichita submitted a $9,170 bid.
- Four bids were considered for three, six-drawer locking file cabinets for the health department. Office Plus of Newton submitted a bid of $1,817 delivered, Navrat’s of Emporia, $2,067 delivered, online retailer Quill $2,436, plus delivery fees, and Medical Arts $2,511, plus delivery. Commission voted to purchase the cabinets from Office Plus.