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March 10, 2014

Commissioners approve purchases, sales

The Whitfield County Board of Commissioners took action on several items Monday.

Commissioners voted 3-0 to:

• Allow the public works department to purchase two used enclosed box trucks. The cost of the trucks cannot exceed $40,000. Money from the sale of county used vehicles will be used to buy the trucks.

• Approve a $15,000 purchase from Environmental Products of Georgia of a zooming pole camera. The camera will allow public works to inspect storm water drainage problems without excavating roadways.

• Approve the $21,160 purchase from ES&S Equipment and Software of a ballot printer and associated equipment for the elections office. The equipment was included in the 2014 budget, which commissioners approved last year.

• List a 1997 Ford Explorer from the fire department and two 36-year-old tanker trucks as surplus. This permits the county to put those vehicles up for bids.

• Approve the $45,221.59 purchase of an Association of Public Safety Communications Officials emergency medical dispatch program. The program provides electronic guide cards for 911 dispatchers to replace the current manual card system 911 currently uses. The cost includes the system as well as training.

Commissioner Robby Staten was absent, and board chairman Mike Babb usually only votes to break ties.

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