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Fiscal Court approves money for pool work
, Courier Staff Writer
Friday, April 12, 2013 11:00 AM
The Carroll County Fiscal Court awarded bids for construction work during a special meeting Thursday.
Magistrates received two bids for the advertised work for the swimming pool and wading pool at Robert Westrick Memorial Park. Phoenix Spas of Louisville and Custom Pool Contractors Inc. of Louisville submitted bids for the project.
The Fiscal Court had requested bids showing the total costs to replaster the outdoor pool and repair sections of tile. The bid also included repairs to bring the wading pool into compliance with standards including installing new drains and a new filter system, as well as replastering and retiling the pool.
Phoenix Spas submitted a bid of $32,300 for the swimming pool work, along with a bid of $12,300 for the wading pool work. Custom Pool Contractors Inc. submitted a bid of $79,056 for the swimming pool and $47,687 for the wading pool.
Because of the large difference in bid prices, magistrates looked over the bid proposals to make sure both bids matched all of the work requested in the advertised bid. Both bids contained all requested work, but one bid also included additional work not requested, magistrates said.
Magistrates agreed to accept the bid from Phoenix Spas, providing the work can be completed in a timely manner and that the health department will allow the wading pool to be reopened after the repairs are made.
Magistrates also awarded the next phase of construction work in the county clerk's office. The next phase will be a remodel of the records room, which will include paint, channeling out the floor and wall for phone, electrical and data wires, new floor tile and custom cases for public computers, a printer and other shelves and storage.
Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson noted that the first phase of construction work in the clerk's office had been completed under $20,000 and had not been bid out. The next phase of the remodel would be very close to the $20,000 for one company, which could have caused legal issues if not advertised.
"To keep the Fiscal Court and the county clerk out of trouble, we decided to bid it out," Tomlinson said.
The Fiscal Court received two bids for the project. One bid totaled $15,985 from Churchill McGee of Lexington, while the other totaled $13,900 from Chappell Construction of Worthville.
Magistrates accepted the lowest of the two bids from Chappell Construction during the meeting. The construction company also completed work on the first phase of the remodel in the clerk's office.
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