The Washington County Commissioners met in a special session last Thursday afternoon to award bids in the courthouse restoration project.
The board voted to approve the $1,038,000 bid from General Restoration Corporation from Columbus, Ohio.
The base bid was $965,000 with three alternate bids for copper roofs, porticos and belfry covered in EPDM.
Other bidders were Bodenbender and Shalwer who turned in a bid of $1,642,488 (with a base bid of $1,459,088), NR LEE RESTORATION with a bid of $1,080,700 (with a base bid of $989,400), BOLLEY & ANDREWS MASONRY with a bid of $1,597,777 (with a base bid of $1,342,777) and MIDWEST MAINTENANCE, INC with a bid of $1,808,000 (with a base bid of $1,635,000).
The commissioners thanked everyone for bidding. The board asked Fritz Hergot with Arsee Engineers to review the bids and give them a recommendation.
At the board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, other business included:
THE COMMISSIONERS OPENED BIDS FOR BRIDGE 236.
TEMPLE & TEMPLE bid $182,250 and E & B PAVING turned in a bid for $450,010.
The commissioners asked highway superintendent Rick Voyles to review the bids and make a recommendation at their next meeting.
The commissioners tabled this until their next meeting
Highway superintendent Rick Voyles gave information to the commissioners about the underground facilities and the county’s responsibility for roads on the southern and eastern boundaries.
Commissioner Shell discussed the sheriff towing fee ordinance that was recently passed by the county council. Shell believes the fee should not be collected by the towing companies due to the bonding requirement by the state board of accounts. Attorney Howard will look into the bonding requirements and report to the findings at the April meeting.
Commissioner Shell made a motion to approve the claims, payroll and the minutes from the previous meeting and the March 1 special meeting.
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Roberts. The motion passed 3-0.
The board gave approval to replace the part-time health nurse.