Cape Girardeau County Commission Approves Equipment Purchases and Flu Shots

Cape Girardeau County’s 200 full-time and 20 part-time employees will be eligible to receive county-paid flu shots, due to action taken by the Cape Girardeau County Commission. In what commissionaires noted was an annual expense, the inoculations, at a unit cost of $20 each, will be administered at the employee’s option through the county health department on October 13, 2021. Cape Girardeau County is self-insured and the expenditure will be charged to the county health fund. By recommendation, the commission agreed unanimously to purchase a $297,980 John Deere six-wheel drive motor grader out of the highway funds line item through a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) contract. The commission also voted to buy, also using highway funds, an 84-inch wide BOMAG single-drum roller for compacting rock and dirt from Cape Girardeau’s Erb Equipment through a Sourcewell cooperative purchasing agreement for $140,260. The county will attempt to sell the current 15-year-old roller.  Officials say they expect both pieces of equipment to arrive sometime in the first quarter of next year.

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