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April 30, 2014

VB Co. Supervisors approve purchases

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Morris Park’s share was much higher last year.

“Basically, you’re paying extra for the water,” Cox said.

Cox said he can get the material for Morris Park at a discount, and they requested going through the county so they wouldn’t have to pay the $50 or so in sales tax.

“That will help pay for the gas for me to get the material,” he said.

Local property owners will help apply the material, according to Cox.

Supervisors said they did not have a problem with applying it and channeling the invoices through the county, as long as the county engineer approved.

“If it works, we will do it,” said Barrett.

More than 165 residents applied to the secondary roads office for dust control, Barrett told supervisors.

“That’s down a little bit from last year,” Barrett said.

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