Pontotoc County commissioners played musical chip spreaders at Monday’s meeting.
District 3, represented by commission chairman Justin Roberts, will buy a 2001 Roscoe chip spreader from District 1, represented by Gary Starns, for $65,000. Bids were also opened for a new or used spreader for District 1, but commissioners voted to re-let bids because there was no option for financing in those opened Monday.
Two of the three bids opened at Monday’s session were for new chip spreaders — used in black-topping roads — at a cost of $131,119 and $123,084 and a 1995 model at a cost of $75,000.
In other action, commissioners voted to let bids for new flooring for the Oklahoma State University extension office, and they tabled a contract with the Chickasaw Nation for use of the Agri-Plex for a jobs fair Sept. 20 pending a review of the document by district attorney Chris Ross.