When they met Monday, the Leavenworth County commissioners approved the replacement of a large culvert.

When they met Monday, the Leavenworth County commissioners approved the replacement of a large culvert.

They also approved the disposal of equipment that was used by the Public Works Department.

The culvert that is being replaced is located on Happy Hollow Road east of Happy Hollow Lake.

Public Works Director David Lutgen said the bottom of the culvert is completed rotted.

The replacement culvert will be 90 inches in diameter and 80 feet long. Lutgen said the Public Works Department does not have anything that large in storage.

Commissioners gave approval for purchasing the replacement culvert from Welborn Sales, Salina, for the amount of $5,580.

Wellborn Sales provided the lowest of two quotes obtained for the culvert purchase.

“It will be delivered to the site,” Lutgen said.

He said the culvert will be installed by county employees.

Lutgen also requested permission to dispose of a Bandit chipper machine and a Toolcat. He described a Toolcat as being similar to a Bobcat uni-loader.

The county recently has purchased replacements for the equipment. Commissioners authorized the public works director to dispose of the equipment as surplus property.

Lutgen plans to sell the old equipment using the Purple Wave online auction service.

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