Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

INTRODUCTION OF NEW EMPLOYEES
Human Resources Director Bill Sonnik brought two newly hired employees to the Board for introduction. Danny Taylor is a new Sheriff's Deputy in the Detention Center, and Brian Beall moved from part-time to full-time as a Communications Specialist at 911 Dispatch.
CITIZENS PARTICIPATION
Each week the Board of County Commissioners sets aside time to hear from citizens of Washington County on matters of importance to the community.
Eric Whittington of Knoxville commented on a need for better search mechanisms on the County website and on the proposed public safety communications tower at Sandy Hook.
Stephanie Whittington of Knoxville commented on the historic nature of the Southern end of Washington County and the public safety communication tower.
INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT LEASE PURCHASE
County Buyer Rick Curry and Steve Zies, Deputy Director of the Solid Waste Department brought this request for Industrial Equipment leases, purchases and trade before the Board. The request was to award the bids to the responsive, responsible low bidder for the Solid Waste Department equipment as follows, contingent upon approval of the final Lease Agreement by the County Attorney and to waive the requirement for providing performance bonds. The bids were for one Crawler Bulldozer to Alban Tractor of Baltimore for a lease amount of $37,847 per year for 5 years, plus a performance bond of $1,800 top $4,500, with trade of used equipment, and one Hydraulic Crawler Excavator to Valley Supply and Equipment of Hagerstown for a lease amount of $50, 074.84 per year for 5 years, plus performance bond of $3,489.00. The measures were approved, with waiver of performance bonds, by unanimous vote.
LEACHEATE HAULING FROM SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
Buyer Rick Curry and Solid Waste Deputy Director Steve Zies brought this request, to award the bid for Leacheate Hauling from Solid Waste Department sites for Disposal to the responsive, responsible low bidder, AmTran Inc., of Baltimore, MD based on the estimated quantities at unit costs in the total base bid sum of $226,350.00. The bid was based on the combined 2008 estimates for all cells at Resh landfill, Rubble Fill cell #1, the Old City/County transfer station and 40-West landfill. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.