Warren County Highway Department is almost ready for the fiscal year, at least as far as striping, guardrails, road oil, hot mix, etc., is concerned.
The county Financial Management met Monday to consider several bids the department receives annually. In attendance were County Executive Herschel Wells, chair, Linda Jones, David Rhea, Tommy Savage and Highway Superintendent Levie Glenn.
“For striping, we had one bid and that was from Volunteer Striping,” Glenn. “I’ve had them for several years in the past. Their price is pretty close to what it was last year.”
Committee members voted unanimously to award the bid to Volunteer Striping.
Also approved unanimously:
• Guardrails contract went to Cumberland Guardrail
• Road oil contract went to Hudson Materials
• HDPE smooth interior corrugated pipe contract went to Advanced Drainage System
• High performance cold mix contract went to Hudson Materials
• Two crushed stone contracts went to Rogers Group
Three hot mix contracts received bids from both Tinsley Asphalt and Rogers Group. Glenn requested that neither company be rejected, leaving both contracts open.
“I want to keep them both open,” he said. “With each project, I’ll look and determine which company is cheapest and I’ll go with the cheapest. If an emergency comes up and the lowest bidder can’t get to me fast enough, I can fall over to the second lowest bidder. The state does that and I’m requesting we do that.”
The request was unanimously approved.