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March 12, 2013

Eight bids received for Emergency Operations Center expansion design

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RICHMOND —

Bids received for dead animal removal truck bed

Fiscal court also opened three bids for a 16-foot aluminum truck bed that will be fitted to a International 7400-series truck used to pick up and dispose of dead livestock from the county’s farmers.

The county received a $50,000 grant through the Madison County Tobacco Settlement Board to purchase the new truck.

“Our is still running, but it’s getting on it’s last leg,” Clark said. “We want to put a new truck out on the road to continue to provide a great free service to farmers.”

County Attorney Marc Robbins said he attended a conference a few weeks ago and someone who had driven through the county saw the truck in action.

Robbins told them Madison County is one of the few places in state in which the service is provided at no cost to farmers.

“They were really, really impressed with that. It’s something you wouldn’t really think about but is a big benefit to the community,” he said.

Crystal Wylie can be reached at cwylie@richmondregister.com or 623-1669, Ext. 6696.

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