Atkinson approves bid for new tires for International truck


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 10:16 pm
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By Claudia Loucks, cjloucks@qconline.com
ATKINSON – In a short meeting on Monday, the village board approved an $862 bid from Mississippi Truck & Trailer, Rock Island, for two tires and mounting for the1998 International truck bought for plowing and salt distribution.

Since buying the International, the board now plans to sell the 1987 Ford dump truck. Sealed bids can be sent or dropped off at the village office at 107 W. Main St. Bids will be opened at the March 4 board meeting.

In other business, the board discussed giving gift certificates to people who volunteer in the village and is seeking names of people who helped with projects and special events in the last year. Anyone with information about volunteers is asked to call the village office at (309) 936-7658.

















 



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