By Michael Heins
The Unified Disposal Board Members (UDB) Wednesday met and discussed a proposed bid for a 1958 Caterpillar 10 yard scraper, that they have used for many years.
Those board members in attendance were Harvey Worrall, Chouteau County commissioner, Heidi Bischoff, health department, Clay Vincent health department, Terry Otto, field supervisor for the landfill and Pat Conway, Hill County commissioner.
"We have some local contractors that are currently interested in purchasing it," Vincent said.
The board has received one bid so far from Jim Verploegen Construction concerning the sale of the used caterpillar scraper. He offered a trade towards a used caterpillar riper to fit the Cat D6h complete with hoses and two shanks and mounting. He wants $6,000 and the scrapper for the ripper.
"A new ripper without all the hookups is about $14,000 and $750 for the attachments," Otto said.
"This is only a quote at this time and is being taken for advisement and action will be taken at the next board meeting," Conway said.
The scraper can be seen at the Tri-County Landfill located 9 miles east of Havre.
The board members also brought up the issue of people not securing their trash in the back of their trucks.
"We are tired of having trash fall out of the back of trucks," Vincent said. "People must secure their loads so they don't litter the highways."