Choosing the lowest bid offered for a new metal roof project at city hall, members of the Evarts City Council approved Curry Construction of Evarts with a bid of $9,200 at a meeting on Tuesday.
Other bids included: Crider Construction of Wallins Creek, who offered a bid of $9,700; and Jeff’s Flooring and Remodeling of Baxter, who’s bid was $9,747.49.
Mayor Eddie Manning said he knew all those providing bids and all three companies were “reputable people who do professional work.”
“I’ve known David Curry for the past 25 years and I’m familiar with some of his work done right here in Evarts,” said councilman Ernie Woodard. “I’ve heard no complaints about his work.”
The bid was approved with a condition the job be completed within a two-week period and must be approved by a majority council vote before the contractor is paid.
City Attorney Otis Doan said he will prepare a contract for Curry to sign and a copy of the warranty from the company providing the metal for the roof will have tobe attached.
In other council action council:
*Approved a request from Fire Chief Cledo Powers allowing him to conduct a roadblock on Feb. 2 to help raise funds for Kayla Brewer and her family. Kayla was born with a rare birth defect and will be traveling to Maryland for surgery;
*Had the second reading of the city’s Privilege License Ordinance, which was approved;
*Received a list of businesses who have not paid their city privilege license fee. Those not paying this tax may be cited to court;
*Agreed to advertise to hire a part-time recreation collections clerk. Applications may be picked up at city hall;
*Announced that beginning Jan. 1, no one is required to purchase a city sticker if you live or work inside the city limits of Evarts;
*Discussed the surplussing of a 1970 GMC fire tanker, 1998 Dodge RAM truck and a Patriot diesel roller, but tabled the issue until it could be researched to see if scrapping the vehicles would generate more income.