During their Wednesday afternoon meeting, the Cherokee County Park Board opened sealed bids for a bath house and an on-site sewage collection and disposal system for Cherokee Rock Village
According to Board President Scooter Howell – $200,000 has been set aside for those projects.
That bid opening was conducted by Ladd Environmental Consultants – the engineering firm for those projects – at 2:00pm.
The lowest bid for construction of the bath house came from McKinney Construction Company of Centre, in the amount of $198,247 – Sam Construction of Ft Payne entered a bid of $210,652 and Old Castle Pre-Cast of Newnan, Georgia put in a bid of $324,076 meanwhile the sole bid for the on-site sewage collection and disposal system was turned in by Gully Construction Company of Ft Payne – in the amount of $39,260.
The total amount for the projects came to $237,507 – which is $37,507 more than allotted by the Board.
It was decided to table action on awarding the projects until the next board meeting in May, in an effort to determine how the additional funds can be raised.
The board currently has $215,475 on hand which includes the operational account and personnel account, according to the Treasurer’s report.
The Board’s monthly revenue is between $6,500 and $7,000.
According to representatives from Ladd Environmental, once those contracts have been awarded, there will be 120 calendar days for the construction to be completed.
In other business covered by the Board, Howell said 98 Airborne Rangers from Ft Benning along with 32 support personnel had spent the previous week at Cherokee Rock Village Park – and this weekend, the Southeastern Rock Crawlers are having a competition at the park, which should be a strong draw for spectators in addition to those coming from all over the world to take part.
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Park Board is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd at 1:00pm in their office on Main Street in Centre; there will be a Special Called Meeting of the Park Board on Thursday, April 17th at 9:00am in their office.