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Commission buys road equipment, vehicles

Commission buys road equipment, vehicles

March 24th, 2013 in News

The Callaway County Commission has awarded bids totaling $253,000 on replacement equipment for the county's Road and Bridge Department and $85,000 for replacement vehicles for the Sheriff's Office.

"This is part of our normal replacement schedules for equipment and vehicles," said Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann.

Jungermann said the most expensive purchase was a new road grader. "Road equipment is costly to replace but eventually equipment must be replaced instead of continuing to repair it," Jungermann said.

The winning low bidder was TriState Construction Equipment of Ashland with a bid of $139,000 for a new John Deere road grader after trade-in on another county grader that needed to be replaced.

The Callaway County Commission also approved the purchase of a new dump truck for the Road and Bridge Department. The low bidder was MHC Kenworth of Columbia was awarded the contract with a low bid of $84,000 for a Kenworth dump truck.