Commissioners are Robert Johnson, Dean Burton and Wynne McCabe. With all present Monday, the board:
EMPLOYEES: Reviewed agreement terminating the county’s employment of Rebecca Ruble as director of the transportation program. The agreement took effect August 1, and was a mutual agreement signed by Ruble and the county, with no cause listed and two weeks severance pay.
BIDS: Opened bids for pavement preservation project for 11.91 miles of seal coat. Granite Construction Company (Pasco, Wash.) bid $502,865; Central Washington Asphalt Inc. (Moses Lake, Wash.) bid $447,870; and Poe Asphalt Paving Inc. (Clarkston, Wash.) bid $433,790. The commissioners made resolution to table bids for a week while county engineer reviews them. The bid will be awarded to the lowest bidder who meets all requirements.
SHERIFF VEHICLES: Reviewed two incident reports concerning damage to sheriff’s vehicles. One involved a private citizen backing into a parked vehicle, and will be covered by that person’s private insurance. The other involved a deer hitting a deputy’s vehicle and will be covered by county insurance.
FAIRGROUNDS: Heard report from Commissioner Burton that Pacific Power is going to phase out 8-foot fluorescent light bulbs, which are currently in use at the county fairgrounds facility. Burton is working on a replacement quote with Pacific Power, which he estimates will cost the county between $16,000 and $20,000.