Riley County Transfer Station to Get New Truck Scale

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October 29—Riley County Transfer Station will receive a new weighbridge.

Riley County commissioners on Thursday approved spending $40,000 on a truck scale for the landfill. The scale is under contract with Scales Sales and Service in Omaha, NE. The ladder will be paid for by the solid waste fund.

Commissioners also approved the purchase of a used electric broom, or street sweeper, for $44,000.

The previous broom, which the county purchased in November 2020, had an accident in September, totaling the broom. After the incident, the insurance paid out $33,383.16, which went to the capital improvement projects fund. An electric broom is a four-wheeled machine with a broom attached to the bottom of the machine that rolls along the street, removing road imperfections.

The commission also approved the Riley County Health Department’s hiring of a Bilingual Maternal and Child Health Case Manager/Navigator position. The position will start on January 1, 2022. A grant will fund the position from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

The post helps Spanish-speaking families in the community. The navigator would provide case management services to families, help with KanCare, birth certificates, labor and delivery information and processes, transportation and connecting clients to mental health services.

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