Warren County Schools has milk.
The county Financial Management Committee met Thursday and awarded several bids. Among those items was a bid from Purity Dairies to supply milk – buttermilk, skim, chocolate, sweet acidophilus, 0-Plus, and strawberry – and milk products for the school system’s Nutrition Department.
Purity Dairies submitted the overall low bid of $343,636.
• A digital sign for the high school. Low bidder was Golden Rule Signs from Louisville, Ky., at $22,376. Funds will come from the school.
• Planned HVAC and AAON preventative maintenance strategy program for Warren County’s administrative building, jail, Health Department and courthouse. Low bidder was B&R Heating and Air Conditioning at $8,150.
• Annual contract renewal between Kelly Services and Warren County Schools. The three-year contract is in its third year.
• State bids for Wi-Fi services for Warren County Schools, contingent upon the school obtaining an e-rate grant. The combined amount was $189,363. However, an e-rate grant covers 85 percent of the cost. If a grant is obtained, the school’s portion will be $28,404.
Also reviewed was the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System employer contribution rate for fiscal year 2017-18. Last year the county contributed 13.66 percent, a total of $2 million. However, TCRS recommended the county lower the contribution to 11 percent for the upcoming fiscal year, a total of $1.65 million.
Committee members unanimously approved all the bids, as well as the recommended 11 percent retirement contribution.