Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 14, 2014

Bids OK'd for used oil collection program

CROSSVILLE — Several bids were approved recently by the Cumberland County Financial Management Committee for the purchase and installation of equipment for a used oil collecting program from an oil grant awarded by the state for the county's solid waste and recycling department.

The grant total that was approved by the state and awarded to Cumberland County Recycling Center for the collection of waste oil was $113,300.

Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner and assistant director of the Cumberland County Solid Waste and Recycling Department, explained there will be used oil collection sites constructed at the 17 convenience centers in the county.

There will also be three oil burners purchased, two for the solid waste and recycling center and one for the county's maintenance garage, for burning the oil.

The county financial management committee approved the following bids for the program:

Two electric oil transfer pumps for the recycling center and one 12 volt pump for a sanitation truck were approved with a low bid of $1,747 from J. Bisio Enterprises of Cane Ridge, TN. It was unanimously approved on a motion by 2nd District Commissioner Nancy Hyder. Hyder's motion was supported by 9th District Commissioner Carmin Lynch.

A $20,850 bid was accepted and approved for three waste oil furnaces. The furnaces will burn old, recycled oil and cost $6,200 each. Installation cost is $750. Lynch made a motion to approve and accept the low bid from Energy Logic of Antioch, TN. Johnny Presley, 3rd District commissioner, supported the motion and it was unanimously approved.

A $5,547 low bid was approved for the purchase of three oil filter crushers from the Gray Manufacturing Company of St. Joseph, MO. Hyder made a motion to approve and it was supported by Lynch.

A $7,895 low bid for oil absorbency product pads and socks submitted by J. Bisio Enterprises was approved after a motion came from Lynch. Hyder supported the motion.

A $30,073 low bid from J. Bisio Enterprises was approved for the purchase of 17 oil tanks and spill pans for the convenience centers in the county. It was approved after a motion was made by Hyder and supported by Lynch. Only one other company submitted a bid and it was Energy Logic for $47,600.

A $26,198.36 bid submitted by Cox Excavating of Crossville for the purchase of 17 carports and concreted pads at 17 convenience center sites was approved after a motion was made by Hyder. Hyder's motion was supported by Lynch.

A $21,844 bid for four 35-yard containers submitted by Bakers Waste Equipment of Knoxville was approved after a motion was made by Lynch and supported by Presley. Lynch also wanted to accept a bid of $4,575 for five 8-yard containers submitted by Wastequip of Eagleville, TN.

Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock and Harvel said the bids were sent out as a package for both containers. Although Bakers was the cheapest for the 35-yard containers, the company did not submit a bid for the 8-yard containers.

Wastequip was the low bidder on the package with a $31,350 bid on the 35-yard containers and a $4,575 bid on the 8-yard containers, for a total bid of $35,925.

Lynch's motion was made on the contingency of being able to split the bids in order to save the county roughly $4,000. If it was not acceptable, then the motion is to go with Wastequip for both container bids.

Harvel abstained from voting on all of the bid awards.

In other areas, a low bid of $16,404.32 bid submitted by Mobile Fixture of Lavergne, TN, was approved for the purchase and installation of a new heavy-duty range, griddle range and two deep fryers for the kitchen at the Cumberland County Jail.

The bid was accepted after a motion came from Lynch. Harvel supported the motion and it was unanimously approved.

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