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Commission seeks bids for park improvements

Published 2:56pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Morgan County Commission is seeking proposals on two projects that will result in improvements to the Hartselle-Morgan County Industrial Park.

Chairman Ray Long was authorized to seek bids for security fencing and curb and gutter on the Environmental Services and Animal Control property at a regular meeting on Tuesday.

At an earlier meeting the governing body approved using money from a Park Fund to resurface a gravel road in the park.

The commission acted on other matters as follows:

•Approved an extension to the cleaning contact for the Morgan County Farm Services Building to “Keep It Clean Janitorial Services” at the same pricing, terms and conditions, effective Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.

•Authorized the chairman to purchase a 2014 Ford Expedition under state contract from Chuck Stevens Automotive at $33,061 for the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency.

•Authorized the chairman to execute a letter of support on behalf of the commission for the Morgan County Community Corrections Program.

•Refunds of sales taxes were approved as follows: Fairmont Supply Company and OCI Chemical Corp., $4,341.07 for the period January 2010 through June 2012; DIPALI LLC , $1,154.22 for the month of May 2013; and OCI Alabama LLC, $570.57 for the month of May 2013.

•Authorized the chairman to execute an agreement with the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts for an audit of the federal assistance grants for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, cost not to exceed $11,868.

•Authorized payments from the Tourism, Recreation & Convention Fund as follows: Village (chamber maps), $2.085; and Danville Booster Club (football program), $200.

•Approved eight claims from Tennessee Valley Investment Group LLC totaling $17,338.23 for excess proceeds arising from the Morgan County Revenue Commissioner’s tax sale.

*Approved payment of checks totaling $5,777,544.02 for the month of June 2013.

•Adopted a resolution recognizing Aug. 8, 2013, as a Health/Benefits Fair for Morgan County employees.

•Authorized the chairman to execute the renewal of self-insured medical stop loss with Lloyd’s of London representing a specific stop loss of $75,000 and a $75,000 aggregate specific deductible for employee’s health insurance, effective Aug. 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014.

•Approved payment of $5,000 to the town of Trinity for relocating a main power switch from the entrance of the recently added 18 acres to a more favorable area for grant match assistance.

•Authorized the lease purchase of a Caterpillar excavator for District 1 for $115,318.

•Approved payment of $4,818 to Harris, Caddell & Shanks PC for legal services provided during the month of June.

•Approved payment of $3,083.20 to Trident Insurance as a deductible on a claim filed against the county by Glenda Lockhart (Sheriff’s Department).

•Approved payment of $49,190 to G-Core Contracting Inc. for renovations and other improvements to the Morgan County Farm Services Building.

•Approved payment of $6,299.23 to Traveler’s Insurance Co. as deductibles on claims filed against the county as follows: Martha Humphrey (District 2), $2,983.30; Glenda Lockhart (Sheriff), $2,819.93; Dentarious L. Jackson (Sheriff), $348; and Michael A. Winchester (Sheriff), $148.

The commission cancelled its next regular meeting on Tues., July 23, and adjourned to meet again on Thurs., July 25, at 9 a.m.

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