BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The West Point Board of Selectmen held a special call meeting Friday to discuss the advertisement for bids for issuance of $460,000 worth of general obligation bonds for the McClure Building renovation and a few additional bullet points.
Getting right to the matter, the board discussed a possible change order for the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant wastewater project. West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said nearly a month after awarding 4D Construction with the project contract, the board felt it would be a wise decision to explore the possibility of removing the installation of a generator. Robinson said the generator would be a hefty $500,000 expenditure.
"We figured ... to make things work out ... with the money we had to eliminate the generator," said Robinson. "Eventually we will have a generator within the next few years."
The board also accepted bids for the relocation of a sewer force main necessary for the construction of Yokohama Boulevard. Robinson said the relocation of the force main is necessary as its current location would impede road work for Yokohama Boulevard. Calvert Spradling, Calvert-Spradling Engineers engineer, presented the finalized bid tabulation to the board. The lowest bidder was 4D Construction with a $40,988 pledge. In ascending order, the bids were: Thweatt Construction with a 49,508.92 bid; Moody Construction Company with a $52,845 bid; KAJACS Construction Inc with a $57,155 bid; Eubank Construction Company with a $60,302 bid; and Perma Corporation with the highest bid of $73,090. The estimated cost for the project was $50,000.
However, the board was unable to finalize the award as the Clay County Board of Supervisors (CCBS) must enter into an agreement with West Point. Robinson was required to sign this letter for later approval by the CCBS, as funding for the project will actually trickle down through the county.
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