Four companies bid on the project, and Lineport had the lowest bid at $12,200. Seven Springs Farms bid $13,500, Harper Brothers Construction bid $24,960 and Fourshee Building Supply bid $37,500.
Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries explained the project in a nutshell.
“It’s debris cleanout at some stream crossings, and lot of this is from debris leftover from the ice storm,” Humphries said. “There’s also flood mitigation involved.”
Josh Richardson of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for Christian and Trigg County, said counties get a grant from the NRCS, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to perform this kind of work.
Richardson said that this debris can cause logjams in streams and other such areas, which can exasperate flooding during periods of high rainfall. He said there are three streams that will be cleared this time, one in the northern part of the county and two in the southern part.
Magistrates Richard Nelson, Barry Littlejohn, Larry Lawrence and Donnie Tyler were present. Magistrates Mike Wright, Jeff Broadbent and Jon Goodwin were absent.