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Payments approved for paving projects

Anthony Cloud Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

The Bell County Fiscal Court approved payments to Willis Paving and Hinkle Contracting during the meeting on Friday. The payments are for work on various county roads.


When funds are receiving, Willis Paving will be paid $69,963 while Hinkle will receive $68,704.


Roads paved by Willis include Turner Church Road, Campbell Ridge Road, Maple Lane, Bimbos Hill, Buell Cemetery Road, Fredrick Hill Road, Jackson Drive and 40 other roads.


Hinkle paved Joe E. Dell Road, Horseford Hollow, Earl Miracle Road and Old Bell High Road.


Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock said 95 percent of the aforementioned roads have been paved this year and that doesn’t include any patch work.


“Paving and maintaining our county road system is a vital part of my job,” said Brock. “Myself and the fiscal court members have been aggressive over the last few years with our paving efforts.”


Brock said that having well maintained roads is important to public safety. He said the county officials take that part of their job seriously.


“We hope to secure another $500,000 for paving various county roads in 2014,” said Brock.


The fiscal court also approved a payment in the amount of $36,730 to Vaughn and Melton Consulting Engineers for work performed on the Asher Industrial Park Access Road. This too will be paid when funds are received.


Two people were hired by the fiscal court during the meeting. Matthew Scott Gray was hired as a full-time certified deputy sheriff at $11.48 per hour. Keith Nelson was hired as a part-time animal shelter worker at $7.25 per hour.


Patrick Brooks employment was changed to a certified deputy sheriff at $11.48 per hour.


Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-248-1010, ext. 208, acloud@civitasmedia.com