The Leitchfield City Council this week reviewed bids for the construction of the new city Ball Park Complex and Public Works maintenance facility, as well as the purchase of a Leitchfield Fire Department utility vehicle.
The bids were discussed during the City Council’s regular Monday, Feb. 15 meeting.
Leitchfield Public Works Director Sheila Puckett presented the unofficial bids for the new Leitchfield Ball Park Complex and Public Works facility.
The total bid amount for the ball park complex is $1,899,641.86 from LHA Architects.
The unofficial bids for the Public Works facility were $1,211,726.78 without two lean-tos and $1,270,396.78 with the lean-tos; however, Puckett said, Public Works can likely construct the lean-tos itself for about $25,000, less than half of the bid cost.
Following the presentation of the bids, City Councilmember Kelly Stevenson asked Mayor William Thomason how—if the City Council were to approve the bids—they would be paid for.
Thomason said the city is looking into a 25-year bond issue, as well as using surplus funding after paying off the City Transfer Station bond issue in two years.
The city received two bids for the fire department utility vehicle: one for $43,853 from Bob Hook Chevrolet and another for $45,956 from Dan Powers Chevrolet.
Because of the more than $2,000 difference in price, City Attorney Kenneth Smart requested to review the two bids with Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall to ensure that the low bid complies with the bid specifications and return with a recommendation at the Monday, March 7 City Council meeting.
The City Council took no action on any of the bids during Monday’s meeting, and final recommendations on the bids are expected to be given on March 7.
In other business:
*The City Council granted approval to Thomason to execute a $99,583.96 change order from McNutt Construction regarding the American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park construction.
*The City Council approved appointing Daniel Gary as the new City Softball Director, as well as maintaining the same Board of Directors.
Sign-ups for Leitchfield Girls Softball will be held on Feb. 20 and 27 and March 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at the Centre on Main, located at 425 South Main St. in Leitchfield.
*The City Council approved the second and final reading to rescind the Loading/Unloading ordinance.
*Thomason thanked the City Public Works crew and employees for their work clearing the roads during the recent heavy snows.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.