Commissioners approve wages

By Corene Brisendine

County commissioners approved 2014 wages and salaries for all county employees and elected officials at their regular Monday meeting.

In other business, they decided to table bids received for a portable radio contract for the county fire department and EMS.

Commissioner Ron Wells said they tabled the issue because they wanted more information on one of the companies that bid on the contract.

County treasurer Eileen King told commissioners that there is a new Kansas law for commercial vehicles that weigh 10,001 pounds or more.

Wells said that the law requires the U.S. Department of Transportation identification number to be placed on the door of the vehicle – and King noted that there is a new system of payment, as well.

Wells said that the law only applies to commercial vehicles operated by companies that sell goods, and exempts farmers, ambulances and funeral homes in Kansas.

He said that members of the public who want more information on the new law should talk to staff members in the county clerk’s office.

Also, the Junction City Teddy Bears told commissioners that the group raised $500 to benefit HIV/AIDS patients.

The money was raised to help provide food for those in the area who suffer from the disease.









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