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Thursday, 07 May 2015 21:03

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Two Chase County bridges have been on the agendas of several Chase County Commissioners’ meetings. At their meeting April 28, Commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. accepted a bid to replace one bridge and made plans to repair the other.

One bridge, located south of Imperial where Avenue 331 crosses the Frenchman, will have new decking installed over the summer. The second bridge, west of Wauneta on 344 Avenue, will replace an older bridge. Mike Rowe of Husker Steel was on hand to answer any questions the commissioners had over the bid received from Norfolk Contracting. The bid of $144,824 was the only one received. The new bridge will be approximately 20 feet by 65 feet and work should begin around Oct. 15.

With an offer by Larry Carpenter, the county may soon be expanding its property in Lamar. Carpenter owns two lots that he would like to sell to the county for $15,000. Chase County currently uses one of Carpenter’s lots for equipment and extra supplies.

The county also plans on renting a John Deere tractor over the summer for Wauneta. John Deere earned the rental bid with the State of Nebraska and offered the county a nine-month lease with a minimum of 300 guaranteed hours for $13.25 per hour.

The next meeting of the Chase County Commissioners will be May 12 at the Chase County Courthouse.