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Bids being taken for EMS Station 1 roof
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Bid are once again being taken on installing a replacement roof on the Warren County EMS Station 1 at 103 Magness Drive.
  Members of the county’s Safety Committee approved new bid specs and members of the Budget and Finance Committee approved a budget amendment to increase the amount to be paid for the new roof to $50,000. The increase is expected to pass the full court’s approval on Monday, Oct. 15.
There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting for the project Friday, Oct. 12.
Bid specs may be picked up at the Finance Department located at Warren County Administrative Offices on Locust Street. Bids are due in the Finance Department office no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Bids will be opened by members of the Financial Management Committee on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 25.
Bids were taken in August on what commissioners thought would be less than a $30,000 job.
 Three roofing companies, Rigsby Roofing and Tri-State Development, both located in McMinnville, and Turner Roofing Company of Crossville, showed interest and met with members for pre-construction meetings at the ambulance service.
 Of the three companies, only two submitted bids. However, only one of those bids could be opened by the county executive’s office. Turner Roofing Company did not include pertinent information on the outside of its bid packet. By law, the bid could not be opened and was returned.
 The only bid that could be opened was from Tri-State Development. It submitted a standing seam roof bid of $49,825, and a screw down metal roof bid of $40,900.
 County Executive John Pelham suggested waiting until after the new budget was passed to put the job back out to bids. Bid specs on the project were also reevaluated.