The Bent County Commissioners delayed a decision at their meeting earlier this month on what to do with the Market on Sixth Building.

Historical architect Tom Duke submitted proposals for the building with options amounting to $250,000. Commissioners discussed selling the building as is and not investing any more money in the Sixth Street property. But they delayed a decision so they could study the matter further.

In other action:

The commissioners accepted a bid from Netherton Motors of $28,499 for a new Ford Pickup for the vounty assessor’s use.

They heard a report from Carl Roark, warden of Core Civic (CCA-prison), who said there were 31 job openings at the prison. he also said the prison still is looking for a certified welder to conduct welding classes, and said the prison needs volunteers for art classes and faith-based volunteers to work with inmates.

The commissioners approved a building permit application by Larry Gardner to erect a shed with a concrete pad.  The building fee was waived as the building is for agriculture use. The Commissioners then discussed county building fees.

The county also approved a consultant contract with Gerry Knapp regarding Arkansas Valley Farm Land Revegetation 1041 rules, not to exceed $35,000.

The commissioners approved a bid of $30,588 from UpSide Innovations for a courthouse ramp construction.

The commissioners/ next meeting will be May 2.