Sheriff's Department to replace two squad cars

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the county board authorized Sheriff Mark Falk to purchase two new replacement squad cars and equipment at a total cost of about $95,000, which was budgeted for. Commissioner Bruce Martinson voted against the purchase, saying there was not enough information provided, such as the account balance or mileage on the vehicles to be replaced.

Maintenance Director Brian Silence was given the go-ahead to seek quotes for a new vehicle to be used by the assessor, and to look at alternatives for more efficient use of the vehicles in the county fleet.