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Commissioners approve purchase of two motor graders


Clay County Commissioners approved the purchase and financing of two motor graders for Precinct 3, as well as the sell of two trucks by Precincts 1 and 3 on Monday.

Precinct 3 will buy two 2012 model John Deere model 672G motor graders at a cost of $176,659.63 each after the trade in of two older machines. Precinct three will lease-purchase the machines with a guaranteed buy-back price of $160,000. The graders will be purchased through a buy-board, which means the county does not have to bid out the machines.

Precinct 3 will trade in a 2011 Caterpillar for $217,000, and a 2010 John Deere for $190,000.

The graders will be financed through American National Leasing at an interest rate of 3.3 percent.

Precinct 3 will accept sealed bids for a 1985 R model Mack truck and a 1951 Trail Mobile tank trailer. Precinct 1 will accept bids for a 1987 R model Mack truck with a Workhorse dump bed.

Bids to purchase one or both trucks are due by 9:30 a.m. May 14.

Commissioners approved agreements between the county and the City of Henrietta, City of Petrolia, Petrolia ISD and Byers ISD for use of elections equipment during the upcoming municipal and school elections.

Commissioners approved the appointment of Parnell Skelton as judge, and Dorothy Skelton and Lawanda Jackson as clerks on the early voting ballot board for early voting in the May 29 Republican and Democratic primaries.

Kay Holland was approved as early voting clerk for the Republican Party and Louise Pollard for the Democratic Party for the primaries. John Holland and Dicia Brooks will be alternates.

Commissioners approved a proclamation designating May as Elder Abuse Month as requested by the Adult Protective Services of Wichita Falls.

Commissioners elected to have a special session April 30, beginning at 9:30 a.m.


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