Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 24, 2014

Bids OKd for county road dept.

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County's financial management committee met Friday and approved several bids for the purchase of materials to be used by the Cumberland County Highway Department for the 2014-'15 fiscal year.

Paving and paving material was awarded to the low bidder of the Rogers Group Crab Orchard plant. Bids were submitted at $79 for In-Place, C material; $99 for In-Place, Grade D Mix; $82 In-Place, CW Hot Mix; and $79 for In-Place, 307 BM-Hot Mix. It was approved after a motion was made by Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner. Hyder was supported by Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner.

Monterey Limestone was awarded the bid for 3/8-inch stone at $8.50 per ton and 33C crusher run stone at $5.75 per ton. Franklin Industrial Minerals was awarded the bid for 1/2-inch stone at $9 per ton and 303-01 Pug at $6.75 per ton.

Carmin Lynch, 9th District commissioner, asked why the bid was split up between the two.

Scott Blaylock, county highway department superintendent, said it was due to the cleanness of the chips for tar and chip and the transportation costs.

The sole bidder for guardrail supply in Cumberland County was awarded to Cumberland Guardrail of Pikeville. The bid ranged from $19.50 up to $2,400 per linear foot depending on the gauge of metal.

It was approved after a motion was made by Harvel. It was supported by Hyder.

Highway striping, marking and painting was awarded to Volunteer Highway Supply, which was the sole bidder. The bids submitted were $345 per line per mile on county roads for a four-inch line; $345 per line per mile on a four-inch line on state aid roads; and $10 per line mile for thermoplastic stop line per linear foot.

Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock said the county had a hard time getting companies to bid. He said Volunteer Highway of Knoxville did have a local presence in Cumberland County. It was approved after a motion was made by Hyder and supported by Harvel.

The low bid for pipe culverts was awarded to The Feed Store of Crossville. The bids were for 15-inch pipe at a rate of $11.17 per foot for metal and $5.91 per foot for HDPE (plastic); $13.31 for 18-inch metal and $7.73 for HDPE; $17.79 for 24-inch metal and $12.64 for HDPE; $22.13 for 30-inch metal and $19.45 for HDPE; $26.48 for 36-inch metal and $24.18 for HDPE; $30.83 for 42-inch metal and $35.99 for HDPE; $35.22 for 48-inch and $40.43 for HDPE; and $55.39 for 60-inch and $74.95 for HDPE.

It was approved after a motion was made by Johnny Presley, 3rd District commissioner. It was supported by Harvel.

A low bid for road oil was awarded to Hudson Materials of Chattanooga for RS-2 at $2.1109 per pound with a mixing fee of 30-cents per pound and Enviropatch at $3.4280. Blaylock recommended going with Hudson Materials and they were approved after a motion was made by Harvel. It was supported by Presley.

Bulk de-icing salt was awarded to North American Salt of Overland Park, KS, delivered at $91.65 per ton. There were three other bidders that ranged from $90 per ton picked up in Knoxville to $117.39 delivered.

It was approved after a motion from Hyder. It was supported by Harvel.

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