2012-06-28 / Local & State

County Holds Bid Opening

Bids opened to repair hail damage at senior center
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

The Fulton County commissioners oversaw a bid opening Tuesday morning to repair damage at the Warfordsburg Senior Center that was incurred during a 2011 hailstorm.

Commissioners Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher opened a total of 12 bids for the project that ranged in price from $19,358 to $36,340. Fellow Commissioner Rodney McCray did not participate in the ceremony as his son’s construction company submitted a bid.

Those turning in bid paperwork included McCray Construction of Warfordsburg ($19,358); Bill Murray Home Improvements of McConnellsburg ($20,000); Plum Run Construction, Needmore ($21,014.50); Buterbaugh Construction LLC of Mc- Connellsburg ($21,525); Mellott Builders, Needmore ($22,600); Ed Twine Construction, Mercersburg ($23,211); Gelvin & Son LLC, Hustontown ($23,680); Rhodes Construction of Roaring Spring ($24,050); Solid Construction LLC ($25,700); Edgewood Contractors, Hustontown ($29,750); Mitchell Constructors, Wells Tannery ($31,000); and Southern Contractors, Three Springs ($36,340).

The original amounts listed do not include the additional alternate bid for extra work. The bids were tabled for further review.

In other construction-related matters, the commissioners awarded a contract to Gelvin & Son LLC to complete handicapped access work at the Taylor Township municipal building.

An agreement was penned with Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance for administration of the county’s managed care program. The agreement will begin July 1, 2012, and conclude June 30, 2015.

Solicitor Stanley Kerlin sat down with the commissioners to review a letter to be sent from the county to a general contractor associated with the second phase of the ongoing renovation project. In the letter, the commissioners discuss fixing a storm water inlet box.

The commissioners also conducted a 35-minute executive session to discuss personnel matters.

Last Thursday, the commissioners agreed to meet Taylor Township resident Gennaro Carracino, who had made a request for information.

A proposal from ComPros was accepted for the company to do narrowbanding of county radios. The narrowbanding is required to meet Federal Communications Commission requirements. Narrowbanding must be in place by December 31.

An additional three-year maintenance contract from Wireless Communications and Electronics was approved in the amount of $5,900.

The commissioners, along with Chief Probation Officer Dan Miller, spoke via conference call with CJAB specialist Karri Hull of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and Lt. Todd Harman, of the Pennsylvania State Police Megan’s Law Unit. The group discussed the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, which will require the county to have Live Scan/palm printing machines in place by December 20 to properly register convicted sex offenders. OCCD currently has grant money available to cover the purchase of a machine as well as the first year of maintenance. The commissioners agreed to work with PCCD to have a machine installed here.

On Tuesday, June 19, the commissioners vacated a lease that had been signed the previous week for a copier for the Probation Department. Since signing the lease agreement, Phillips Office Solutions informed the county the copier that had been priced and agreed upon was no longer manufactured. Instead, the commissioners signed a new lease with Philips for a copier totalling $176/month.

Two guardian ad litem agreements were signed with Lynn MacBride and Deborah Dresser Neiderer for the period beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2014. MacBride will receive $90 per hour, and Neiderer is slated to get $80 per hour.

An addendum was signed to the tenant agreement between the county and Koontz Trust for use of office space by the Sheriff’s Department. The monthly rate for usage is $595.

The commissioners wrapped up their meeting by sending out Notices of Intent to award contracts for renovation of the old jailhouse. Those receiving notices were East Coast Contracting for general construction at a price of $287,800 and Keystone Electric for its low bid totalling 9,100.

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