Warren County commissioners are willing to pay the cost of convenience.
During Monday night’s monthly session of the Warren County Commission, officials doubled the budget from $40,000 to $80,000 for installation of a drive-thru at Warren County Administrative Offices for the office of County Trustee.
Commissioner Scott Rubley presented the measure.
“After doing some engineering and some tree removal, we’ve spent about $10,000,” said Rubley. “We were thinking we might could do some dirt work and excavation in house. After looking into it, it will be a bit more extensive than we thought. This additional $40,000 should cover the remainder of the project and additions.”
The project’s original estimate was $40,000. However, that number was set prior to receiving any bids on the various stages of the project:
1) Tree removal and engineering cost $10,050
2) A bid on groundwork and site preparation was $41,842
3) Three bids for the tube system were $11,535, $12,500 and $24,572.
Depending on which tube system is approved, the project’s cost current ranges from $63,427 to $76,464.
Warren County commissioners approved 23-0 an additional $40,000 for the drive-thru installation, increasing the budget to $80,000. Commissioner David Dunlap was absent.