The council approved a request for $12,144 from the county’s information technology fund for the purchase of new computers for the assessor’s office. The purchase had been previously approved by the commissioners.
Additionally, the council approved an additional appropriation of $1,000 out of the county’s riverboat fund for the purchase of miscellaneous equipment for Information Technology Director Roger Hardy.
Councilman Steve Doherty voted against the appropriation from the riverboat fund after asking if there were sufficient funds in the county’s IT budget. The appropriation would have to be re-advertised and voted upon at a separate meeting if the county wished to appropriate the money from that fund, according to County Council Attorney Scott Lewis.
DREYER LOAN AUTHORIZED
The council approved a resolution authorizing County Auditor R. Monty Snelling to close on a loan from New Washington State Bank in the amount of $925,000.
The money — awarded to Margaret Dreyer in a lawsuit against the Clark County Board of Aviation Commissioners stemming from an eminent-domain action for the Clark County Regional Airport’s runway expansion project — will be paid into court escrow.
The loan will be closed on Wednesday, Snelling said. The loan has a 2 percent interest rate and must be paid back within one year.