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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 27, 2017

Cobb wins highly competitive county fuel contract

Jul 12, 2017

By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News

 

Cobb Oil of Brighton is the apparent contract winner to provide fuel to the county secondary roads department during fiscal 2018.

Bids were opened during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Henry County supervisors.

Cobb bid a margin of $0.0197 on gasohol; $0.0037 margins for both #1 and #2 diesel. The winter additive bid was $0.019 cents per gallon.

Agriland Farm Service of Washington was the other bidder. Agriland submitted a margin cost of $0.0199 for gasohol; and $0.0474 margins for #1 and #2 diesel fuel. The winter additive was an additional two cents per gallon.

“They are very close bids,” noted Henry County Engineer Jake Hotchkiss. “I will take them back and study them.”

The board will likely award the contract at Thursday’s meeting.

Hotchkiss said the Winfield Avenue reconstruction project is going well and work began Monday on repairing the bridge abutments on the Oakland Mills bridge on Franklin Avenue. “We are focusing on those two projects right now and things are going well,” he said.

Winfield Avenue between Iris Street and Grand Avenue remains closed to traffic. However, there is access to all businesses on the stretch of the road. Access to the Pilot Travel Center, Detrick’s Truck and Trailer Service, Liquid-Grow and the mini-storage is off Grand Avenue. Access to Sandeen’s Pioneer Seeds and East End Automotive can be gained from Iris Street.

The Winfield Avenue contractor is working on grading the next portion, Hotchkiss said, as most of the intakes and storm sewer are placed.

A detour also has been set up on U.S. Highway 218, the county engineer stated, for directing traffic from Salem to Mt. Pleasant and vice versa.

Work by the secondary-roads department the week of July 3-7 included painting centerline markings on paved roads; cold patching south of Iowa Avenue; mowing; removing an entrance near Salem; working on pavement patching near New London; spraying weeds; and working on a culvert on 185th to fix a drainage issue.

Supervisors meet again in regular session Thursday at 9 a.m. at the courthouse.

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