Harlan County Solid Waste Supervisor Lakis Mavinidis recommended the acceptance of three bids from Phillips Excavating for the cleanup of illegal dumps in the county. That recommendation was approved by Harlan Fiscal Court during a recent meeting.
The first bid accepted was for an illegal dump at west Sand Hill No. 1 in the amount of $34,985, which will be overseen by Howard Engineering.
The second bid accepted was for an illegal dump at Sand Hill No. 2 on KY 160 in the amount of $34,857.50, which will also be overseen by Howard Engineering.
The third bid accepted was for an illegal dump on U.S. 421 at Pine Mountain in the amount of $64,955, which will be overseen by Leo Miller and Associates Engineering.
All other bids submitted for an illegal dump on KY 38 in Clover Fork were rejected due to the amounts being above the acceptable funds available for the cleanup from the state.
A grant from the state in the amount of $220,000 was received by the county for the cleanup of four illegal dumps.
Mavinidis said they are “making headway on illegal dumps in the county” and are down from 150 dumps to 40.
In other action the court:
*Approved electrical inspector Don Skidmore to perform work in the county;
*Approved the purchase of guardrails in the amount of $899.10 retroactive to Oct. 9;
*Approved a resolution establishing a drug-free workplace policy for Harlan County;
*Reflected 2013 bank share taxes in the amount of $82,082.34;
*Approved a deed of corrections between the Harlan Fiscal Court and Ova Danny and Janice Lawson on Orchard Road in the Clover Fork area of the county;
*Approved naming the new Low Water Bridge to the Blane Wilder Memorial Bridge.
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