Commissioners hear of tax receipts

Marion County Clerk Tina Spencer said during Friday payday?s meeting that the regular sales tax for January received in March totaled $50,232.91 while the special jail sales tax totaled $44,173.69.

Spencer said the unusually high sales tax receipt of $165,986.53 received in January still stands as correct with the state.

County Attorney Susan Robson said she continues to work on an agreement with the railroad for boring a hole under new track siding at 180th Road. The hole would give county road and bridge access to natural gas line hookup if needed in the future.

Leroy Kraus, a farmer and rancher east of Marion, asked the commissioners to consider closing a road passing pastureland east of U.S. Highway 77 on 180th to Upland.

Road and Bridge Director Randy Crawford said the bridge there is ?pretty bad,? and has poor visibility for vehicles approaching it from over a hill.

Commission Chairman Randy Dallke said the three commissioners will inspect the road before making a decision.

The commissioners accepted two road and bridge fuel bids from Cooperative Grain & Supply of Hillsboro over competitive bids from Cardie Oil Inc. of Tampa.

CG&S bid $21,245.75 to supply 6,550 gallons of area fuel diesel compared to $21,333.30 from Cardie.

CG&S bid $26,668.00 to supply 5,500 gallons of transport fuel diesel and 2,500 gallons of gasoline compared to $26,789.50 from Cardie.

The commissioners met in executive sessions for personnel for 10 minutes with Robson and for five minutes with Spencer.











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