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Byars gets bid for bridge lights
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The bridge on Beersheba Street will be lit. McMinnville officials accepted a bid from Byars Plumbing & Electric for $6,635 to do the work.
Giving a unanimous stamp of approval were Street and Sanitation Committee members Rick Barnes, Billy Wood and Jimmy Bonner.
McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock presented the bids Tuesday night and recommended the city go with Byars.
“We sent out 10 bids for lighting Beersheba Street Bridge,” Brock said. “We are going to provide the poles and the lamps. The contractor will provide all the wiring, labor and installation. That’s from the meter all the way to the light.”
Out of the 10 bids sent, the city received two responses — Byars for $6,635 and H&H Hale for $7,875.
“Byars did Westwood Bridge and it’s the lowest bid so I recommend we go with Byars,” said Brock.
Alderman Billy Wood questioned, “Did you have any complaints about the Westwood Bridge?”
“No,” said Brock.
Wood motioned to accept the bid, which was followed by a unanimous vote.
The new bridge was finished in October 2012 and named Spc. Jeremy Lynn Brown Memorial Bridge in April 2013.