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Commissioners pick company to replace dock

Staff writer

County commissioners Monday accepted a bid of $203,900 to replace a heated fishing dock at the county lake destroyed in a July 4 storm.

Commissioners first reviewed bids a week ago, but wanted more information before deciding which of four bids to approve.

Ben’s Boat Docks, of Kechi, earlier bid $191,800, but that bid did not include demolition of the existing dock.

The company revised its bid to include the demolition work. They offer a 25-year warranty on the dock.

Although that bid is not the lowest of the four, commissioners voted to accept the revised bid.

Not all the money will come out of tax dollars. The county’s insurance company, Kansas County Association Multiline Pool insurance, will pay $177,020 of the cost.

Commissioners also lifted a burn ban imposed a week ago.

In other matters, commissioners heard a routine update from county engineer Brice Goebel and discussed courthouse cyber security in executive session with computer consultant Lloyd Davies.

Last modified Dec. 5, 2019