Pottawatomie County purchases two new vehicles

By Adam Ewing | shawneestandard@gmail.com

At Monday afternoon’s meeting, the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of two new vehicles for county use.

The newly hired Emergency Management Director, Chad Larman, will receive a new work vehicle. With available CARES Act funds, the commissioners approved the purchase of a 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe for a total cost of $38,585.

Also approved was the purchase of a 2020 Chevrolet 1500 double cab for $27,485. This vehicle will be utilized by the Pottawatomie County Courthouse maintenance department.

Bethel Public Schools received approval to purchase up to $1,500 in janitorial supplies per month using its available sales tax dollars. The supplies will be purchased from Home Depot Pro. Bethel currently has $529,062.25 available.

The commissioners signed a resolution that stated the maximum basic salary for newly election officials.

On Jan. 21, District 2 commissioner Randy Thomas will receive a $2,400 raise, brining his total yearly salary to $59,862. Others receiving raises Jan. 21 will be the county clerk, court clerk and Sheriff. The county treasurer will receive their raise July 1.

District 1, District 3 county commissioners will receive the $2,400 bump upon their new term. The county assessor will also receive a pay increase upon their new term.

The Pottawatomie County Courthouse will be closed Jan. 18 for Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. Day.