The Harlan City Council awarded the job of replacing two culverts near Woodland Hills to the lowest bidder, Extreme Designs Unlimited, during a meeting on Monday.
After approval of the last meeting’s minutes, Mayor Danny Howard asked for the report from city engineer Leo Miller.
“We opened bids today at 2 p.m. at city hall for two replacement culverts in Woodland Hills,” Miller said.
Miller said the city had received two bids, including bids from Phillips Excavating and Extreme Designs.
“Extreme Designs was $38,982 for the two culverts, and Phillips Excavating was $39,500,” Miller said. “That’s a difference of $518.”
Miller recommended Extreme Design be awarded the contract for $38,982.
“That was a small amount that was the difference, what was the advantage of one (company) over the other?” Council member Ann Hensley asked.
Miller said the recommendation was based on the lowest bid.
Council member Gayle Murray mentioned she was unaware Extreme Designs did the sort of work the job entails.
“I think they’ve been doing work for the county too,” Howard said. “All of their paperwork, both theirs and Phillips Excavating, is in the packet.”
A motion awarding the job to Extreme Designs was passed with no opposition.
In other council activity:
• City attorney Scott Lisenbee reported there had been little legal activity due to the holidays;
• Harlan City Police Chief Mike Thomas reported his department patrolled 10,115 miles, received 3,843 calls, worked 14 criminal cases, produced 15 accident reports, issued 72 citations and performed 39 arrests;
• Howard performed the swearing in of council member Lakis Mavinidis;
• Harlan City Assistant Fire Chief James Billings reported the department performed three family dwelling inspections, performed 24 man hours of training.
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