The Grant County Quorum Court recently repealed an ordinance that required competitive bidding on purchases over $20,000.

At its July 19 meeting, Grant County Judge Randy Pruitt told the county’s legislative body that the ordinance was in compliance with the law at the time, but the amount had been raised to $35,000 and the ordinance was no longer required under the new statute.

The Sheridan Headlight newspaper also reported that the quorum court also adopted a “catastrophic leave” policy which will allow county employees to donate vacation, sick days and personal days to the catastrophic leave bank which could be used by other employees who have exhausted their sick or vacation days because of a medical or other emergency.

A committee consisting of the county judge, elected officials and a non-elected county employee will oversee requests to use the donated days and donate them to individuals who have applied.