Union County board votes to repair air conditioner, contract for labor to pave road

NEMiss.News Union County Courthouse at sunset


The Union County Board of Supervisors approved two major expenditures during its Monday, Oct 3 meeting.

The air conditioning system in the 113-year-old courthouse building has required extensive maintenance in recent years, but it has still failed to keep the building cool. The board voted Monday to have a new “chiller” installed for $88,487.

A controller/thermostat for the new unit will cost an additional $8,822, a total of $97,309.

There was only one bid for the chiller, which came from Tristar Company. As board president C. J. Bright commented, “You can’t go to Walmart and get one of those.” The board voted unanimously to approve the purchase.

The board approved a contract for labor for paving County Road 1. The bids were originally opened a week ago on Sept. 26. The contract was awarded to Roberts Paving at a total price of $71,300 or $46 per ton. The next lowest bid for the same paving labor was $50 per ton.

In other routine business, the supervisors also:

  • approved longevity raises,
  • authorized travel for training, and
  • authorized payment of routine fees to constitutional officers.

The next meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors will be Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. There will be only one Board of Supervisors meeting this October.

Click the link below for video of Oct 3, 2022, meeting of Union County Board:

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