Court awards fuel, resurfacing contracts
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Trigg County’s Fiscal Court awarded several contracts for gasoline, diesel, asphalt and blacktop resurfacing when it met Monday evening at the courthouse annex basement.

With a unanimous vote of 5–0, the fiscal court agreed to give the delivered gasoline, off-road diesel and ultra diesel contracts to Key Oil of Hopkinsville over Max Arnold and Sons. Trigg County Magistrates Lacy Bush and Shannon Knight were absent.

Key Oil bid $2.41 a gallon on gasoline, $2.51 a gallon on off-road diesel and $2.50 ½ on ultra diesel. Although Max Arnold’s off-road diesel would have been cheaper by about 16 cents a gallon, their prices on gasoline and ultra diesel were more expensive by about 4–5 cents a gallon.

The court unanimously gave the liquid asphalt contract to Marathon Oil of Kuttawa, who was the only bidder. They bid $1.9955 a gallon on RS2 liquid asphalt and $2.4955 a gallon on AE200 liquid asphalt.

Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries said liquid asphalt is used for the chipping and sealing of roads that need work.

Rogers Group of Hopkinsville was the sole bidder on hot mix asphalt, bidding $55.50 a tub on the base, $60 a tub on the binder and $65 a tub on the surface, and they were unanimously awarded the bid.

Rogers Group was also unanimously awarded the bid for crushed limestone. Their bids on the some of the types of crushed limestone were higher than those of Martin Marietta of Paducah, but they bid on all of the types of crushed limestone that were in the bid, while Martin Marietta didn’t.

Pennyrile Asphalt of Elkton was unanimously awarded the bid for blacktop improvements on Melwood Drive, Deepwood Estate Drive, Edgewood Drive, Goosehollow Road, Oliver Road and North Tanyard Road.

Pennyrile Asphalt’s bids on all of those roads is a combined $147,883, much less than other bidder, Rogers Group, which bid a total of $155,388 on blacktop improvements to those roads.

The court also approved its monthly bills. Notable bills include $1,671 to the Trigg County Board of Education, which Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver said was reimbursement for their food products used during the ice storm.

Other notable bills include $1,300 to John Gray Construction for wall work at the rescue building, $12,500 to the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the purchase of a patrol car for the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department, $12,318 to Harp Enterprises for the primary election, $6,900 to Geotech Engineering for their engineering work on the Riley Hollow Bridge.

In other business, the court approved several transfers in the budget, approved the appointment of Mike Lane to the Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) Board of Appeals and approved their monthly minutes.

Humphries said that because the county offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, because of Independence Day, the next fiscal court meeting won’t be until Tuesday, July 6.
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