Pontotoc County supervisors took in bids for work on the Endville Road recently to be paid for from State Aid Project monies.
Those entering bids were APAC out of Tupelo for $295,937.28; JJ Ferguson Sand and Gravel out of Greenwood for $373,123.00; Murphree paving from Tupelo for $314.531.90; Phillips Contracting from Columbus for $491,138.45 and Rutledge Contractor from Tupelo for $296,806.40.
These bids were base bids only not counting the engineering fees. After receiving the bids engineers with ESI withdrew and looked at all the specifics. They later came back to the board and asked them to accept the lowest bid as the best bid from APAC.
“The engineering services which will be an additional $346,200,” Mike Faulkner with ESI said. The supervisors accepted the bid.
Supervisors also approved to advertise for paving on Faulkner Road which is the initial road you turn on while going to Trace State Park. “We are going to get this paid for with BP settlement monies,” engineer Mike Faulkner noted. And along with this the board ordered $47,376 to be paid to E.S.I. for professional engineering services.
The board also approved the purchase of a 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4 x 4 pickup truck from Kirk Auto at $26,640, which is the state contract price. This truck was purchased for the second district.
Jonathan Doss was approved to serve as a deputy coroner for Coroner Kim Bedford and for him to be added to the Pontotoc County payroll to allow payment to him per case worked by him.
The Pontotoc County School District received $97,071.60 for homestead exemption reimbursements.
Membership dues of $225 were ordered to be paid to the Mississippi Association of County Administrators and Comptrollers for County Administrator Ricky Ferguson and Comptrollers Maggie Patrick and Cathy Purdon.
In other action the board approved payment of $5,000 to the American Red Cross for its annual budget allocation; payment of $1,200 to S.A.F.E., Inc. for its annual budget allocation and purchased folding tables for the Agri-Center at a cost of $1,200 from Educational Furniture.