March 6 Business
At its March 6 hearing the BCC accepted federal funds to help pay for bulletproof vests and approved contracts and purchase orders for roadwork and equipment.
Federal Funds for Bulletproof Vests
The BCC approved $5,790.57 in federal funds from the Bureau of Justice (BJA). The funds will be used to provide a 50 percent reimbursement for the cost of bulletproof vests for the Sheriff's Office. Approximately 11 vests will be purchased.
Fleet Replacement Program Purchases
Two purchase orders were approved for dump trucks that will be included in the county's fleet and used for road maintenance activities. The purchases are part of the approved 2012 Fleet Replacement Program and were included in the approved 2012 county budget.
The first purchase order of $414,536 to O.J. Watson Company, Inc. is for seven dump body packages for 2013 Mack Truck tandem axle cabs and chassis. This includes snow plows and sanders so these trucks can be used for snow removal during the winter months.
The second purchase order is for $796,859 to Colorado Mack Sales and Service. This will buy the county seven 2013 Mack tandem axle cabs and chassis, which will replace existing units that are beyond their use of life.
Concrete Contract Renewed
A contract was renewed with Concrete Express Inc., for $1 million. Concrete Express will supplement the Road and Bridge Division's removal and replacement of damaged concrete at locations throughout Jeffco. Replacement of damaged concrete reduces safety issues and damage to adjacent roadways.