GIRARD — The Crawford County Commissioners discussed sewer maintenance, employee insurance and finishing policy changes at their regular meeting Tuesday.



Dan Ellis from Alliance Pump and Mechanical spoke to commissioners about changing sewer pumps. Many of the pumps in the county are around 10 years old and are experiencing issues. Ellis told the commissioners about new Crane pumps that his business could provide. He plans to bring a trailer with a demonstration pump for the commissioners to view after their meeting Monday.




County Clerk Don Pyle presented the October 2016 Clerk’s Report. The commissioners approved the report.




Pyle also presented the commissioners with more information about their employee benefits renewal through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. The commissioners will review the information.




The commissioners signed a renewal contract with Labette Community College. The contract allows county employees to take courses at LCC free of charge. The commissioners commented that many employees, such as EMS personnel, have taken courses under the agreement.




Commissioner Tom Moody said a constituent approached him about striping a section of road. Although the county is done striping for the year, he plans to talk to Sign Foreman Mike Peak about getting the section striped.



The commissioners planned a work session to finish sick leave and drug testing policy updates for 9 a.m. Friday. A work session for a tax abatement plan will be set up for a later date.