The Concordia Board of Aldermen met yesterday evening to discuss bids presented by four companies for the purchase or lease of a backhoe.  The extended warranty of an outright purchase, due to non-mechanical components of current models, was a concern, and lease options were also presented.  Among the bidders was CSTK out of Kansas presenting a 2015 JCB.  Past experience with the make was a cause for concern.  The issue was tabled for review by board members.
The board observed presentations made by two firms for a water-distribution study.  Of The two firms, Larkin Lamp Rynearson was chosen on the basis of their familiarity with the current water system.  A preliminary question-and-answer session with board members awarded points to each of the firms.  LLR scored 512 out of 600 points.  A new police officer, Rebecca Woods, was also sworn in at the meeting.  Doug Heimsol was recognized for 30 years of service.