Fiscal Court accepts bid for contractor to repair storm damage
by TONYA AMBURGEY Staff Reporter
HAZARD A contractor was chosen to repair the damage done by the Mothers Day storms during a special called meeting of the Perry County Fiscal Court last week.
Perry County was one of over 20 counties declared eligible for public assistance from FEMA after the May storms, and on Thursday the court evaluated the four bids they received from contractors throughout the area vying for the work that will be completed to repair damaged roads across the county.
Perry County Judge Executive Denny Ray Noble says nine county roads were damaged from the storm and will require roadside drilling to repair them with two of the most affected being Upper River Road, also known as Route 8 in Jeff, which sustained a 150 feet break, and Meadow Branch on Napfor Road, which collapsed into the creek.
Before selecting a bid, the judge opened each one and read it to the court while also evaluating the contractor and the bid to make sure that all the guidelines set forth by FEMA were met.
Noble said they listed the guidelines for the bids according to the requirements as set forth by FEMA, and after reviewing this and the bidders the court voted to chose Hinkle because they were the only one of the four contractors who met all the requirements.
Hinkle Contracting was the only one that had the 20 percent bid packet and actually went by the way we had it marked in the paper, he said.
The accepted bid includes the following specifications and unit prices: mobilization, $3,500 per LS; railroad rails-drilled, $24.50 per LF; excavation and backfill, $22 per CY; cribbing, $9.25 per SF; and no. 2 stone for backfill, $9 per TN.
Noble expects the slides to be repaired shortly after everything is approved by FEMA.
If [the contractor] can drill as fast as he said he could he will probably do all of our breaks in two weeks after everything is approved by FEMA, Noble said.
In other business the court also approved the second reading of the 2009/2010 budget, which was available for review and comments in the judges office until June 16.
During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Noble announced that the Sheriffs Office will be patrolling the Perry County Park since the constable who previously held those duties took a job with the county.
We are going to beef up the patrols in the park. We are going to make the park one of our top priorities to keep it safe for the kids and all the outings they have there, said Chief Deputy Tony Eversole with the Perry County Sheriffs Office.
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