The Bell County Fiscal Court awarded a bid for the animal shelter renovation project to Environmental and Safety Management. The bid total was $43,443.
The project consist of re-roofing the building and fixing septic problems. There will be improvements to the original kennel building including new exhaust fans and new gates. There will be new gutters and downspouts for the spay and neuter trailer.
There will be many more renovations during the project. The project is being funded through a grant that was received by the fiscal court.
The fiscal court also opened bids for blacktopping on various county roads during the special-called meeting on Tuesday. There were three bids placed for the project: Willis Paving, Hinkle Contracting and Kay and Kay Contracting.
Willis Paving’s bid totaled out at approximately $166,394. Hinkle Contracting bid was for $169,850.26. Hinkle also noted that they will provide a $3.25 Tennessee credit for the quantity of asphalt tons quoted if the contract is awarded to them. The total amount deducted would be $7,475. Kay and Kay Contracting’s bid was for $219,402.69.
There are 29 roads being blacktopped. Those roads include: Sharp Woods, Loraine Brock Road, Granny Green Road, Azzlee Wilson Road, Dewey Thompson Road, L & R Wilson Road, Joe Bev Road, Old Cross, Karri Brook Road, Old Horseford Hollow Road, Nance Durham Road, Pittman Creek and many more.
The court decided to table the decision until the Aug. 14 meeting.
In other business, the fiscal court hired Allison Hoskins as a full-time court security and transport officer at $7.25 per hour effective on Aug. 7.