The court also awarded a $38,950 heating and air conditioning contract to Atwood and McQueary of Liberty. The company will install two heat pumps and supply all materials for the system at the Pork Producers Building at Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center on U.S. 127 South. The bid was the only one received for the project.
Wright said the heating and air conditioning system meets state specifications and criteria. The state had stopped the work for a time, until all of the state regulations were met.
Wright also announced that Casey Stone Co. has donated 200 tons of white rock to the Ag/Expo Center.
In other matters, Fiscal Court set a pre-bid conference for the county jail expansion project for 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at the judge-executive's office in the courthouse.The meeting is for potential bidders to ask questions about the project that will add 40 more beds to the facility.
Bids will be opened at 2 p.m. Dec. 29, and architects will review the bids and advise the court before it makes a decision on the contract, Wright said.
The court also agreed to take Ridgefield Drive off Wilson Ridge Road into the county road inventory. The 40-foot, 3,000-foot long road has been tiled and ditched.
In money matters, County Clerk Eva S. Miller presented $6,045 in excess fees from her office to the court.
Magistrates also got a copy of the county clerk's estimated budget for 2005. The $2.2 million budget will be studied by the court before it is submitted for state approval by Jan. 15.
Wright said Sheriff Jerry Coffman also must submit his budget by Jan. 15.