Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Water District to reseal parking lot

J-E News Editor
Webster County Water District reviewed bids to reseal their parking lot in Dixon on Thursday. Only two companies submitted bids for the project.
Crowley’s Asphalt Sealing Company of Henderson submitted the winning bid, at $4,285. The other bidder was Hanson, KY based Hanson Sealcoat, who was slightly higher at $4,525.

When the Water District advertised for bids, Hanson Sealcoat was the first company to respond. At the request of district superintendent Paul Lashbrook, Mike Fry with Sealcoat put together the project specifications list that was given to all other bidders. It was mentioned that at least one other bidder declined bidding due to the detailed requirements of the project.
“Paul was on the right track by sending them a list of what we want done,” said board member Tommy Chandler. “From what I’ve seen, a lot of companies don’t want to work on the cracks and the little things.”
“And when all the bids have the same spec sheet, there is no unfairness in the bid process,” added board chairman Jimmie Frederick.
Crowley will do the resealing of the parking lot over an upcoming weekend, with the lot ready for use when the office reopens on Monday. They will also replace all of the parking bumpers. The district will reuse the old concrete bumpers at various work sites around the county.
In other business, the district will be taking bids on a 2006 Chevy pickup until the noon siren sounds on Wednesday, September 24. The truck, a former district service vehicles, has 127,000 miles. Lashbrook reported that the Kelley Blue Book value would fall somewhere between $3,529 (fair condition) and $4,021 (good condition). Bids can be made at the Water District Office in Dixon.
The district received two bids for repairs to a high service water pump at the water plant near Onton. The winning bid was from Whayne Supply Company and came in at $28,500, $8,000 lower than the other bid.
According to Lashbrook, the pump was accidently left in the automatic setting, which caused the motor to burn up. Since then, Timmons Electric has installed a safety feature that will disable the pump if this happens again.
“This is the second time it’s happened in the 15 years I’ve been with the district,” he said.
Board members decided to move the location and date of their next meeting. The October meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Water Plant near Onton.

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