"The commission continues to work with the budget," Northern Commissioner Charlie Guthrie said at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting. "As soon as we get the anticipated revenues from the auditor and then we'll plug in the office holders request, we'll know where we stand. Then, we'll have to start meeting with office holders to finalize the budget."
Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner agreed with Guthrie's statement.
"We're going to try to schedule some (meetings with office holders) next week if we can," Fenner said. "We've been coming in afternoons and working on this trying to get it up and running."
Auditor Tara Vogelsmeier plans to meet with commissioners Tuesday afternoon to go over some budget figures.
"This week, we are working on Quartz Avenue with the creek realignment," Road Supervisor Justin Cowart said. "We also have a couple crews out that are trimming brush around and under the bridge structures in the county."
Cowart also brought to the commission's attention that it was time to request bids for gravel, fuel, culverts and any other county service for the courthouse.
"We have received a letter yesterday from Cathedral Stone Products out of Maryland," Fenner said. "We've had some problems with the paint, especially on the lower half of the courthouse. They are going to try to take care of this problem and be here with two representatives this spring."
Commissioners will have a meeting tomorrow with Randy White from Pioneer Trails at 10 a.m.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, Tracy Calhoon from Enbridge will be in the commission office at 10 a.m. to meet with Saline County Commissioners and commissioners from neighboring counties to discuss the Enbridge pipeline.
Commissioners Charlie Guthrie and Monte Fenner were in attendance.
The next regular meeting of the Saline County Commission will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 9 a.m.
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