The McPherson County Commissioners gave approval on Monday to purchase a new power washer for County Public Works. Tom Kramer, Director of County Public Works, gave the proposal for purchase of the power washer to the County Commissioners due to need. While Kramer would have preferred to purchase a double wand machine, the county does not have enough gas volume to run double wand equipment. The double wand would be nice, according to Kramer, as the power washer is needed to wash down all equipment after using salt brine and putting down new asphalt. Kramer informed the Commissioners that the public works shop gets its access to gas off a city line with the meter being on the city side of the facilities. According to Kramer the idea of getting their own gas line would be costly as the gas supplier would only allow multiple regulators to each appliance and public works would be required to get an engineer to design a flow chart and supply flow testing. The new power washer being presented for approval is a Landa steam pressure system from Professional Cleaning Systems and would have a cost $6,445 plus $650 installation fees. Due to the need for the equipment the Commissioners gave the okay for purchase. In other business, the Commissioners gave approval for Kramer to hire Josh Cowan as a full-time worker after having worked for Public Works since May in a part-time basis. Kramer acknowledged that Cowan was being hired to replace another recent new hire who did not work out. Another new hire was approved by the Commissioners for 911/Communications with the hire of Madison O’Dell. While going over the current payments due the Commissioners noted an increase in cost of mowing county lawns with the increase of rain for the area as the reason for the extra expense. After the regular morning meeting the County Commissioners broke away to a work session at Public Works where they were to discuss the cost of the work done for the city on Avenue A, a box extension at south Maxwell and Ironhorse Road as well as materials for chip sealing, asphalt mix and new asphalt mix designs. Next meeting for the McPherson County Commissioners will be on Monday, September 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fifth Floor Conference Room at the First Bank Building.
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