Commissioners looking to ready new voting facility
The Fayette County Commissioners will be advertsing for bids for transportation and disposal of household waste from the Fayette County Transfer Station. The bids will be received in the Commissioner's Office on November 21st at 11 a.m. County engineer Steve Lubbe's says his estimate for the project is around $500 thousand dollars.
Lubbe says the county generates around 18 thousand tons of trash each year.
The Fayette County Commissioners continue to make improvements to what will be the new home for the Board of Elections. The board is expected to move into the new location at 135 South Main Street in Washington C.H. in time for the May primary in 2012.
The commissioners are currently asking for bids for alterations for the building. Bids must be received in the commissioner's office by October 31st at 11 a.m. Specificatioins are avaialbe at the commissioners office.
Commissioner Jack DeWeese said the increased interest in voting made it necessary to move the board from the third floor of the county building to the first floor address. DeWeese said voters having to climb the stairs to the thrid floor or taking the elevator to vote became an issue at the county building.
The Archetech's estimate for the alterations is $145 thousand dollars.
In other business; the commissioners approved a $3700 dollar increase in the contract with Conserve Concrete Construction Services for additional concrete work at the county courthouse including two memorials and connecting walkways. Total cost of the sidewalk improvements is now $26 thousand dollars.