News Briefs May 22, 2014

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

Commissioner Noah Lockley opposed the decision. R.W. Thomas Construction of Eastpoint submitted a bid of $75,000.

Lockley asked if the county had approached R.W. Thomas to negotiate his fee. The commissioner said he would prefer a local contractor do the work.

Chairman Cheryl Sanders said the county needed to observe normal business practices when processing bids to avoid the appearance of unfairness.


Benson awarded HVAC contract

At the recommendation of architect Warren Emo, on Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to award a contract to replace the north HVAC unit on the main courthouse to Benson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., of Tallahassee.

The replacement will be paid for out of the courthouse maintenance fund.

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