Delaware County Board of Supervisors Meeting Recap

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution at their meeting on Monday directing the sale of bonds for the county’s jail project. Five-point-nine million dollars in general obligation bonds will be sold to UNB Bank of Kansas City, Missouri at one-point-eight-five percent – that’s a net interest rate of 775-thousand dollars over the life of the bond. A total of eight bids were received.

The County Board of Supervisors is also looking for new bids for a storage garage that will be constructed at the jail site. Bids were opened last week, but due to a discrepancy, the County will reject all quotes and start the bid process over through jail project consultant John Hansen.

Also at their meeting on Monday, the Board approved plans for the 285th Street Bridge project southwest of Ryan. The ten-ton bridge will be replaced with a new 120-foot by 30-foot concrete slab bridge during the 2021 Fiscal Year. The SWAP-funded project is scheduled for a February 18th letting.

And the County has approved the purchase of a new sign truck for Delaware County Secondary Roads Department. The Ford F750 Diesel Super Cab and body will be purchased from Maintainer of Sheldon, Iowa for just over 179-thousand dollars. It will replace the county’s aging sign truck, which will likely be put up for auction.