Pottawatomie County Commissioners met for their first monthly meeting Monday and approved many items, including the purchase of 42 surveillance cameras.
The Commissioners approved the purchase of new band uniforms for Bethel Public Schools for around $14,000. The school district will use funds from its portion of the education sales tax.
They also awarded a bid from High Tech Tronics of about $82,000 for 42 cameras which will be used for surveillance of the Pottawatomie County Courthouse, the District Attorney's office and the old Mid First Bank building the county purchased across the street from the courthouse.
The commissioners also approved action regarding chip and seal projects for the county, a bid for a tractor for Wanette Public Schools and an agricultural education pickup from Bill Knight Ford for Tecumseh Public Schools.
They approved all the usual agenda items including minutes from past meetings, payroll and other funding items.
The Commissioners also approved the Memorandum of Agreement for Public Health Nurse Services for the Pottawatomie County Health Department. No action was taken but they discussed development and implementation of a new work order system for county building maintenance.
They also approved a rescinded motion regarding the Shawnee Civic and Cultural Development Authority Board appointment from Feb. 4.
The Commissioners also discussed meeting with the architect and getting prices for the old Mid First Bank building and the possibility of the new county administration building.
They also approved action regarding disposal resolution for the 2010 Ranco Belly Dump trailers.
The board lastly approved setting a price for county-owned property which is divided into six different lots in District 3.