The Grant County Commissioners met Tuesday, August 15. The board approved the purchase of new voting machines and the relocation of the clerk of courts office to the third floor of the Grant County Courthouse.
Automark machines are currently used and will be replaced by ExpressVote machines. Grant County Auditor, Karen Layher said, “The state has given its approval of using this machine and will purchase three machines for each county.”
Layher recommended the commissioners give approval to replace three machines with the machines from the state and make decisions later about how to purchase the remaining machines needed to equip all the precincts in Grant County. The commissioners approved Layher’s recommendation.
Layher also informed the commissioners she received an award letter for the Court Security Grant Program to help fund the relocation of the clerk of courts office. “We were approved for the 50% match funds for this project and have received a check for $10,250,” she stated. The total cost of the project, as bid by Hasslen Construction, is $20,500. The board unanimously voted to move forward with the project.
Reports were heard from Emergency Management Director Sheryl Ward and Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen. The next regular meeting of the Grant County Commissioners is Tuesday, September 5, at 8 a.m.