County buys more salt for roads


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



The county is getting low on salt, according to road supervisor Paul Lyne.

It has been a while since Lyne has had to purchase salt to be used on the over 500 miles of roadway in the county. However, the supply is now in need of replenishing.

Lyne approached the fiscal court Tuesday, Feb. 9 about purchasing the needed salt. He said he had gotten quotes from three different sellers, but felt one in particular was a very good deal.

“I found a company in Louisville called Youngblood Excavation and they are selling salt for $70 per ton at $4 per mile for transporting it. I thought that was a pretty good deal,” said Lyne.

Another company called Central Salt is selling it for $92 per ton.

Logan County usually waits until spring for the state price on salt, however, Judge Executive Logan Chick said he was told $70 per ton was a great buy.

“We need to figure out how much we want,” said Lyne at the court meeting. “We usually get 75 tons but we may want to get 100 tons at this price.”

Magistrate Thomas Bouldin thought it was a good deal as well and thought the county needed to buy 100 tons. He made a motion to such and it was passed unanimously.

Approximate cost for 100 tons at $70 a ton plus $4 per mile delivery comes to $10,000.

“I will make sure to check the salt out,” said Lyne.

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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