Commission Awards Airport Fuel Station Bids

(Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
(Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Grimm's Pump and Industrial Supply of Rapid City will construct the proposed self-fueling station at Sheridan County Airport. County commissioners awarded the bid this week. Airport Manager John Stopka said two bids were submitted, one by the South Dakota company and another by C Bar K Petroleum Services of Sheridan. But the South Dakota company bid of just over $251,000 was nearly $40,000 below the Sheridan firm.

Funds for the project will come from revenue bonds. The airport manager said the self-fueling station could increase traffic at the airport.

In other action this week, commissioners voted to waive county building permit fees for expansion of the snow removal equipment building at the airport. The manager said since the expansion is a county project, the county would be paying fees to itself.

Commissioners also authorized hiring TSP Inc. of Sheridan to design, bid and administer a project for improvements at the Juvenile Justice building. The building is the old county jail, built in 1913. County Engineer Mike Mackey said the roof of the building leaks, and the interior is cold in winter and hot in summer. Windows need to be replaced on the first and second floors, and repaired on the third floor, according to TSP. The Sheridan company will be paid just over $13,000.

Commissioners authorized issuing a conditional use permit that will allow an equine clinic at 273 State Highway 335. Action on a resolution setting salaries for elected county officials has been postponed until the commissioners' meeting with county staff next Monday (May 12).

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