The Pulaski County Commissioners last week approved two purchases for the county EMS department and the recycling center. Ed Clark, director of the recycling center, approached the commissioners and explained that the motor on the center’s baler has burned up and needs repaired at a cost of $900, the lowest of three bids.
Purchases more than $500 typically require approval, and Clark asked the commissioners for their go-ahead to fund the repair. However, Larry Brady, president of the commissioners, said Clark can just notify the commissioners of required regular repairs and would not have to wait for the next meeting for their approval.
Chris Hudson with the EMS department told the commissioners that his department recently received several bids for a new ambulance, and said the county’s ambulance board checked into the matter and met with several salesmen before deciding to go with Arrow’s bid.
Hudson said the projected delivery date would be toward the end of February if the commissioners elected to proceed with purchasing a 2013 Chevrolet Duramax diesel ambulance at the cost of $129,900.
The commissioners approved his request.