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Rogers County commissioners are considering buying up to $1.9 million in road maintenance equipment for the commission’s District 2.

Commissioners opened bids Monday for paving, repair and supply equipment.

They are set to award the bids at their Aug. 29 meeting, giving District 2 crews three weeks to examine the choices.

The price likely will be less than $1.9 million because commissioners are unlikely to choose the highest bid in each offer.

They also may not choose each of the lowest bids, which would drop the price to $1.3 million.

Commissioners must consider warranties, quality and whether to buy new or used equipment.

Under consideration are asphalt rollers, pneumatic rollers, paving machines, chip spreaders, track-mounted drilling rigs, truck-mounted oil distributors and truck-mounted pothole patchers.

Also at Monday’s commission meeting, commissioners:

• Heard a report by courthouse construction consultants from Program Management Group that crews have completed digging for the new courthouse’s storage basement and will build the basement floors and walls over the next few weeks.

• Approved a utility permit for boring near County Road 435 in Sequoyah.

• Approved blanket purchase orders: $500 from District 3 to Lowe’s, $1,800 from District 3 to Tri-Star Roll Offs, $400 from the Assessor’s Office to District 3 for fuel, $350 from District 1 to O’Reilly Auto Parts and $100 from District 1 to the County Building Center.

• Approved a Sheriff’s Office report that showed the office received no equitable funds from forfeited items.

• Tabled awarding bids for dumpsters one week and junked a computer monitor.

• Approved receiving a $10.19 reimbursement from Election Board official Roy Hancock for the overpayment of an earlier reimbursement to him.

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