By Gary Nelson
The Cumberland County Financial Management Committee approved a sole bid for the construction of a equipment storage building for the county's fire department during its meeting last week.
Although, there was only one bid submitted, it was lower than what Cumberland County Fire Chief and EMS DIrector Jeff Dodson expected. The bid came in at $67,519 and was submitted by Plateau Construction of Crossville. The building will be 112-foot by 48-foot steel structure and will be used for storage for equipment used for the Cumberland County Fire Department. The building will be near the main station by the Cumberland County Community Complex on Livingston Rd.
"Well, we're pleased, but I thought there would be more bids. We have a little more work to do with the concrete pad before the building can be put up, but it won't take long. We've got to put some extra supports in," Dodson said.
Carmin Lynch, 9th District commissioner, asked if total costs the project would be coming in under or within the budgeted amount of $111,000.
"I believe so. So far everything has come in under," Dodson said.
Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock said several other construction companies were contacted about bidding on the project, but Plateau Construction was the only one that submitted a bid.
Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner, made a motion to accept the bid. It was supported by Lynch and was unanimously approved.