• August 27, 2014

Bell Co. commissioners OK purchase of mower

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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:45 pm

BELTON — The Bell County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of two 10-foot offset flexible shredder mowers at its Monday morning meeting. Commissioners also authorized the county auditor’s office to reject all bids for two recently advertised utility tractors.

Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Cortese asked Ammy James from the auditor’s office what the problem was with the submitted bids.

“They didn’t meet the specifications,” James said. “The tires were too small.”

The county also entered into a fuel sharing agreement with the city of Killeen.

The agreement will allow county vehicles to use Killeen fuel tanks for refilling and authorizes Killeen vehicles to use the county’s fuel tanks.

County Judge Jon Burrows said because both the county and Killeen use Texas Fleet Fuel to administer their fuel programs, there should be no inconvenience when it comes to billing and reimbursement.

The commissioners also extended the county’s contract with auditing firm Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin & Niemeier through next year’s annual external audit.

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