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Burn ban extended

Staff writer

Marion County Commission voted Monday to extend the countywide burn ban to Friday.

Communications and Emergency Management Director Michele Abbott-Becker said Reno County is considering a day-to-day system for making decisions about burn bans. Marion County is considering a similar system.

The commission will re-evaluate the burn ban at its Friday meeting.

In other business:

  • Emergency Medical Services will purchase a computer tower from Great Plains Computing and Networking of Marion for $574.
  • Commission went into closed session with EMS Director Steve Smith for 10 minutes to discuss personnel. No decision was made on return to open session.
  • The county health insurance policy was kept the same from 2008, with a $1,000 deductible. The county will pay the $419.89 premium for a single policy. Employees will have an option to pay the difference for a policy with a lower deductible, or to add family members to the policy.
  • New 911 operator and corrections officer Brandon Kimbrel will earn $10.95 per hour.
  • County Park and Lake Superintendent Steve Hudson will check with Hoch Publishing of Marion about bid specifications on a bid for 2,400 brochures. The company bid $779 for the brochures. Baker Brothers of Hillsboro bid $1,329.
  • The next meeting will be 9 a.m. Friday.

Last modified Feb. 26, 2009

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