The cost of the third phase of the Pratt County Law Enforcement Center could be done through an interest free loan if the sheriff’s office is successful in their application process.

Sheriff Vernon Chinn said he would pursue a loan through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program through the United States Department of Agriculture that could result in a $2 million grant available to small businesses including small government entities.

The loan would go through a rural electrical cooperative and the grant would have no interest.

“It’s a good way to go into Phase 3 without raising tax dollars,” Chinn said.

County Commissioners approved Chinn to pursue the loan. Chinn also informed the commissioners he had purchased a Dodge Ram pickup from Davis Moore for $19,356 to replace a vehicle with 111,000 miles.

Mark McManaman, administrator of Emergency and Medical Services for Pratt County, was given approval to purchase a kit for a laryngoscope used to visualize vocal cords not to exceed $1,350.

Raif Terry, sales manager for Renewal by Andersen, made a presentation for replacing the windows in the courthouse. Commissioners said they wanted to get information from other businesses along with Renewal.

The commissioners approved a one-year contract of $14,950 with Peterson Peterson and Goss for audit services with an option for an additional two years plus a clause that either they or the county could walk away from the contract if either party was dissatisfied.