CUSTER COUNTY— A shorter meeting was held for the Custer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 27 with only a few items on the agenda. One of those items was the opening of bids on vehicles to replace the Custer County Deputy Sheriffs patrol vehicle that was totaled earlier this year after impacting a bovine on the road.
The two bids were opened from Gateway Motors, for a 2019 Chevrolet 1500 4×4 Crew Cab priced at $35,260, and Sandhills Motors, for a 2019 Dodge 1500 SLT Crew Cab priced at $32,850.
Sheriff Dan Osmond gave his recommendation to the board to go with Dodge 1500 and also told the board that insurance would pay a little over $27,000 for the totaled pickup. The other items that were also to be purchased off of the pickup would allow Osmond to only have to pay around $5,000 to make up the remaining balance of the new pickup.
The board did follow the recommendation of Osmond and voted to purchase the Dodge 1500 SLT Crew Cab. The board also approved the jail fees charged by the Sheriff’s Office in regards to those in jail who may have work release, are carrying out their sentences in Custer County, and so forth.
Also approved were the times in which the offices for the Judicial Center and Custer County Court House will be open on December 24. Many of the departments in the Court House did attend the meeting to voice their opinions on what times they thought would be appropriate. Most of those in the room did favor the hours of operation being from 9 A.M. until 12 P.M. on the December 24 and with the board in agreement, the times were set by a unanimous vote.
The next Custer County Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on December 11 at 9 A.M.