County approves $121,000 in repairs


Projects include roof repairs, HVAC work, handicap ramp

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

UNION COUNTY — Projects totaling more than $121,000 including Roof repairs and a handicap ramp at the fairgrounds and HVAC work at the detention center and county jail were authorized by Union County Council during a special meeting this past week.

Tuesday afternoon was a busy time for county council which held three committee meetings — Committee on Public Works, Roads, and Bridges; Committee on Personnel, County Offices, and Departments; and Committee on County Administration and Finance — followed by a special council meeting which acted on the recommendations that came out of the committee meetings.

Bids Awarded

Councilman Tommy Ford made a motion, seconded by councilman Ben Ivey, that council accept a recommendation from the Committee on County Administration and Finance that repairs be made to the roof of the main building at the Union County Fairgrounds and that when all bids are in the supervisor be authorized to take the lowest bid.

The recommendation further stated that $45,000 the county had received from the insurance company would be used to fund the repairs.

It further stated that any funds left over would be transferred to the Union County Fair Board to build a handicap ramp.

The motion was approved unanimously.

Councilman Ralph Tucker made a motion, seconded by Ivey, that council accept a recommendation from the Committee on County Administration and Finance that the bid for HVAC work at the Union County Detention Center be awarded to the low-bidder, P&C Mechanical, in the amount of $7,500.

Funding for the project will come from the county’s Non-Department Capital Expenditure Account.

The motion was approved unanimously.

Ford made a motion, seconded by Ivey, that council accept a recommendation from the Committee on County Administration and Finance that the bid for HVAC work at the Union County Jail be awarded to CJ Compton in the amount of $79,928.

As in the case of the HVAC work at the detention center, funding for the work at the jail will come from the county’s Non-Department Capital Expenditure Account.

The motion was approved unanimously.

Mutual Aid Agreement

In other business, Tucker made a motion, seconded by Ford, that council approve a mutual aid agreement between the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Union Public Safety Department.

The agreement, which was presented to council by Supervisor Frank Hart, concerns traffic control the public safety department provides on Peach Orchard Road related to traffic at Union County High School.

Sheriff David Taylor said the agreement covers the intersection of Peach Orchard Road and the UCHS parking lot. While the intersection is in the county, Taylor said that since it has a School Resource Officer stationed at the school, the public safety department has agreed to handle traffic control there. He said that the agreement has been in place for years and must be renewed on an annual basis.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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Projects include roof repairs, HVAC work, handicap ramp

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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