Carter County commissioners approved advertising for bids on a new ladder truck for the Ardmore Fire Department during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday.


Carter County commissioners approved advertising for bids on a new ladder truck for the Ardmore Fire Department during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday.


The truck will be purchased using revenue from the quarter-cent sales tax passed by the voters in 2006 to benefit all Carter County fire departments. Commissioner Kevin Robinson said the 75-foot-long, center-mounted ladder truck will cost an estimated $600,000. Robinson said there were five or six different companies on the bid list.


“They wrote a very sophisticated set of specs,” he said. “I hope we get multiple bids.”


The Ardmore Fire Department will maintain the vehicle, which is expected to remain in service for about 20 years. Robinson said the bid period will be approximately three weeks long.


County Clerk Cynthia Harmon said her office will be closed Monday for Labor Day but will reopen Tuesday as usual in the Carter County Courthouse.


The office will be closed Sept. 3-5 while Harmon and her staff move to their new location. The office will reopen on Sept. 8 just east of the courthouse annex at 101 1st Ave. SW.


“They put the carpet down last week,” Harmon said. “The tile goes down this week. The work should be completed by Friday.”


In other business, the commissioners approved payroll for all county employees, granted SOWC permission to bore under a county road and approved requisitions and purchase orders for the county.


Steve Biehn, 221-6546
steve.biehn@ardmoreite.com