When the Carbon County Commission met last week, the officials opened the bids on the second phase of the community exhibit building at the fairgrounds.
Three bids were submitted: Electrical Contractors Inc. at $299,000, Larry Young Construction at $247,389 and Ken Stilson Construction at $244,875.
Two companies submitted bid bonds with the proposals.
The commission decided to form a committee to review the bids and select a contractor to finish the job.
The committee consists of a representative from the county attorney's office, clerk Robert Pero, building official Dave Levanger, surveyor Evan Hansen, building inspector Lew Korenko and road supervisor Ray Hansen.
"What I am interested in is how long it will take them to finish the building," said Commissioner Bill Krompel. "I want to be sure it is finished in time for the fair."
Levanger said he talked to the bidding contractors and they know the project needs to be finished quickly.
A discussion ensued about the first phase of the project. Some sub-contractors had apparently not been paid by the contractor at the time. The commission indicated the matter should be worked out as soon as possible.
The parties apparently differ on how much the general owes the masonry contractor.
In other business, the commissioners:
Approved three conditional use permits for Phillips Petroleum well drilling sites in the Hiawatha area.
The property is owned by a mining company, which is presently doing reclamation on some of the area.
Terry Willis from the Children's Justice Center gave the commission an update on the agency.
In the last six months of 2001, the center logged 1,170 crisis nursery hours. In the first three months of 2002, the center has already done 3,500 hours.
"What the public needs to know is that our emergency services are available to anyone," said Willis. "We serve anyone in any income bracket when they need emergency care for their children. I think the increase in the hours is because people are becoming more aware of us."
Nancy Bentley from Active Re-Entry talked with the commission about the contract to build the new building.
Ken Stilson Construction will serve as the contractor for the new Active Re-Entry building, but a number of questions remain concerning the construction and the parameters of the project.
"This is a very complicated project," pointed out Commissioner Mike Milovich. "George Harmond (deputy county attorney) has been reviewing this and is still involved in it."
The lawmakers approved the $796,000 project with the reservation that the details must be worked out by the legal department.
Sealed bids were opened for 1,200 tons of asphalt for the road department.
Two were received: Crown Asphalt of Woods Cross at $125 per ton and Coke Asphalt from North Salt Lake at $123 per ton.
The county commissioners approved the Coke Asphalt bid.
Tied to the agenda item were bids from companies to transport the asphalt from northern Utah to Carbon County.
There were three bids on the service: RNM Transport of Salt Lake at $17 per ton, Basin West Inc. from Roosevelt at $18.67 per ton and IOWA Tank Lines, at $19.80 per ton with a 35 ton minimum and $23.76 per ton with a 25 ton minimum.
The commission approved the RNM Transport bid.
The Carbon County officials placed Krompel and Pero on the Wellington Taxing Entity Committee.
The committee was formed for economic development to set policies for the county department for the town of Wellington.
Wellington wanted its own board rather than having the one that county recently set up decide on issues for the city.
The committee does not set tax levies, but works with economic development policies.
Kevin Axelgard and Scott Jensen were named by the commissioners to serve on the Carbon County Fairgrounds Board.
The lawmakers waived the building permit fee for remodeling at the Golden Rule Mission in Helper, since the facility is now under the control of the Carbon County Housing Authority.
The commissioners tabled approval of the county's new nuisance ordinance to review the changes.
The officials approved a warning system for the courthouse elevator in the amount of $3623.44.
The system will warn the elevator company of any malfunction or possible malfunction of the system so they can dispatch someone out to work on it.
The commissioners approved a resolution proclaiming April 21-27 as volunteer week.
According to Rebecca Mason, volunteers in the county put in more than 27,000 hours in helping others last year.
The lawmakers approved May 23 as sale day for property that the county has to sell to collect back taxes.