By Adam Pack
On the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Greenbrier County Commission met to open bids for the ongoing FEMA repair work on the Meadow River Rail Trail, as well as bids for the Church Street Stormwater System Project and the Big Draft Road Water Line Extension Project. Also, up for discussion was the selection of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the Quinwood Broadband Project.
The Commission opened two bids from SQP Construction Group Inc. at just over $497,000, and another from Court Street Construction coming in at roughly $460,000. The bids presented at this week’s meeting are now awaiting approval pending an in-depth review by both the Commission and Meadow River Rail Trail Coordinator Matt Ford.
Next up, the Commission addressed the Church Street Stormwater System project. One project bid was made by Haul’s Contracting Inc. for the construction work and E.L. Robinson Engineering of Charleston for the technical services, at $135,527.40 and $18,155.66, respectively, for a total of $153,683.06.
According to WSS City Manager Lloyd Haynes, “The old drain system that comes from the tunnel down Church Street had collapsed, so we are putting in all new drainage down to the creek. It’s just about ready to wrap up, hopefully in the next few weeks.”
The Commission then moved to the Big Draft Road Water Line Extension project. Much as with the Church Street project, one bid was submitted which was split between construction and technical services. The bid came from Pro Contracting Inc. on the construction end of things and E.L. Robinson Engineering for technical and engineering services. The two companies value their labor at $301,059.35 and $14,070.62, respectively, for a total of $315,129.97. Haynes explains, “This water line extension will be going all the way up Big Draft, and go all the way around Montague so that everyone who lives up that way can have city water.” As of now, that area gets their water from wells.
The Commission then discussed the ongoing process of choosing an Internet Service Provider for the Quinwood Broadband Project, but tabled the item as interviews of potential providers are still ongoing.
The next Greenbrier County Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Greenbrier County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend.