County Commissioners brought back the subject of selling three motor graders they received bids on last week, and voted to reject all the bids.

According to District 1 County Commissioner Tommy Roedell, bids coming from two companies for the three motor graders were closer to wholesale prices and that was unacceptable.

"We decided to take them to the Purple Wave Auction," Roedell said. "We have done well with that in the past and then that price can maybe give us a better price on the other one that we could hold and sell later."

In addition, District 3 Commissioner Vernie Matt is interested in one of the three graders.

Commissioners performed a yearly renewal of basic contracts for services and agreements and approved yearly contracts.

After a long and detailed meeting about just how to best and most economically go about improving the slow Internet speed at the Woodward County Courthouse, commissioners approved a 10mb circuit for the court house only. The price for the circuit through Pioneer will cost the county $1,167.71. The consideration to have the Woodward County Fairgrounds added to the circuit for a certain price will be considered at a meeting of the fair board tonight, Matt said

Commissioners also approved a resolution setting a date and filing period for the annual Woodward County Fair Board elections. The filing date will run from Jan. 26 through Jan. 30 and the election, if someone files and draws an opponent, will take place Feb. 24. Three positions are coming open within the year.

Commissioners looked over the county treasurers quarterly report and approved a request from Pioneer Telephone for a utility permit for the laying of fiber optic cable under District 1 roadways in areas north of Mooreland.

In other business, commissioners opened bids for cleaning equipment for the new fairgrounds building, including a scrubber and a sweeper/vavuum.

Bids came in from CTC Janitorial from Clinton Mid-America Janitorial Supply and J&P Supply of Enid. The bids for the scrubber ranged from $13,534.77 to $10,895.00. For the sweeper $12,526.25 to $2,498. Because of the differing specs included in some of the equipment, commissioners voted to table the bids so they could be tabulated.

Commissioners also opened bids for the second time regarding Woodward County Sheriff, Gary Stanley's need to purchase two new pickups for the department. Initially, the bids came in on vehicles that had the four-wheeled-drive switch on the floor and those bids were rejected, according to Stanley.

Three companies - Irwin Auto, McKay Ford and Bob Moore Ford - bid on the new specs. The bids, which ranged from $31,353 to $29,973 were tabled for consideration.