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Commission OKs variety of bid ads

A laundry list of bid advertisement recommendations was on the agenda of the Lawrence County Commission during an abbreviated session Thursday morning before commissioners headed out to the Wheelin’ Sportsmen fishing day event at Lake Vesuvius.

Commissioners approved advertising for sealed bids for hay removal at the Lawrence County Airport; for providing transportation for Medicaid patients to and from doctor’s appointments and for hiring an attorney for Child Support Enforcement Agency legal services, the latter two were for Lawrence County Job and Family Services.

Commissioners also approved asking Lawrence County Engineer, David Lynd, to survey Lawrence Street to determine which section is within in the county limits.

A recent vehicle accident brought to light that the city and county boundaries were unclear with officials not knowing which law enforcement agency should investigate.

Commissioner Les Boggs reported that the county ranks next to last in counties that have returned Census forms.

The national survey of citizens that happens every decade is required by law and is used to determine funding for states and cities.

“This is the last week before someone from the Census starts visiting houses,” Boggs said. “If someone comes to your house, it costs $57. The taxpayers will foot the bill. It is better to send it in.”

Anyone needing a Census form may pick one up at one of the branches of the Briggs Lawrence Public Library.