Pulaski County Commissioners Take Bids Under Advisement

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

Two bids for Pulaski County repair work were taken under advisement by the county commissioners this week in light of complications that had developed after awarding a contract for masonry work for the courthouse bell tower.

The commissioners had requested bids for concrete work to be performed at the county annex building as well as an upgrade to the air conditioning unit in the circuit court. Two sealed bids were presented by Maintenance Director Morry DeMarco for each project, including bids by Mau & Son for $4475 and DK & Sons for $18,469.25 for the concrete work at the annex building.

Dave Zeltwanger of DK & Sons explained that his bid is more expensive because it includes waterproofing and other repairs to the structure to prevent the problem from reoccuring in the future. Much to the chagrin of the bidders, both bids were taken under advisement. Both companies were concerned about the upcoming cold weather and said that the work may have to wait until spring.

Two bids were also submitted for the air conditioning repairs, including a bid for $8875 from Action Plumbing and Heating of Winamac and a bid from RayAdd Services of Medaryville for $9810. These bids were also taken under advisement.