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Transfer station estimates delayed

Staffing turnover at an engineering firm working to develop a new transfer station has led to a delay in the county getting a cost estimate for the project.

Chad McCullough, engineer at the Junction City office of Kaw Valley Engineering, told county commissioners Monday that another engineer had left the company.

“If I were to give you a number today, I would go high,” McCullough said. “I wish we were a little further along. We lost something in the transition.”

Lake trees

Two dead trees at the county lake will need to be removed, lake superintendent Isaac Hett told commissioners.

“If one falls in one direction, it will hit a power line, and if it falls in the other direction, it will hit trailers,” Hett said. Commissioner Randy Dallke suggested he advertise for bids.

Bait machine

A bait and fishing supply machine is now set up at the lake office, and staff members have figured out how to program it, he said. Now Hett is working to figure out how much supplies for the machine will cost.

The owner of the former Lumberyard at Hillsboro, where the county bought the machine, has offered to sell supplies that the county earlier declined to purchase, Hett said.

Rebuilding roads

Road and bridge supervisor Jesse Hamm said an estimate from Cook, Flatt, and Strobel Engineers for proposed future work to rebuild Nighthawk Rd. from US-56 to US-50 and 60th Rd. from Limestone Rd. to Nighthawk Rd. came in higher than anticipated at $7.1 million.

The county already has culverts set aside for the project, Hamm said, and his crews might be able to do some work themselves.

— PHYLLIS ZORN

Last modified July 11, 2018

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