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Hartselle Enquirer

Commission approves Ag center roof repairs

Morgan County Commission agreed to spend up to $24,593 to repair leaks in the roof of the Agricultural Service Center, east of Hartselle, at its regular meeting on Oct. 24.

The decision was based on proposals submitted by National Roof Coaters of Kenna, W.V.

The West Virginia company offered to repair existing leaks and cover them with a commercial grade coating with a five-year warranty on labor and materials for $13,763, repair existing leaks in addition to coating the entire roof surface with a 10-year warranty on labor and materials for $24,593 or do all of the above with an environmental green coating with a 10-year warranty for $29,298.

The commission chose the first option on condition that the company agrees to stand by its warranty in the event that the roof-mounted A/C units are removed in favor of installing ground-level units. Otherwise, the second option will be chosen.

In another matter, the commission voted to amend a purchase order it made with Ingram Equipment Co. on May 10 so as to specify the Otto garbage cart option (3,300 carts for $172,700).

Morgan County Environmental Services director Ricky Brooks recommended the change because Otto carts are larger and better suited for automatic garbage pickup than Shaeffer carts, which were approved in the previous purchase order.

Brooks said he anticipates converting to automated pickup in municipalities by the end of this year and throughout the county by April 1, 2012.

The commission acted on other matters as follows:

• Accepted a low bid of $114,800 from Building Construction Associates for the repair of the Morgan County Environmental Services truck shed as approved by Underwood Associates.

• Authorized Chairman Ray Long to sign a service contract agreement between the Morgan County Commission and City of Decatur for $150,000 as an annual appropriation by the city to the Morgan County Transportation Department.

• Authorized Long to execute a $350,000 grant agreement from the Alabama Department of Youth Services for residential services for youth in Northwest Alabama who would otherwise be committed to the Department of Youth Services.

• Authorized Long to execute a $23,442 service contract agreement with the City of Decatur as an annual appropriation by the city to the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency.

• Approved the Radiological Emergency Plans/Programs Agreement between the state and Morgan County, representing funding of expenses incurred in developing and implementing radiological emergency plans/programs relating to the operation of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.

• Declared a 2006 Dodge Dakota from the Morgan County Animal Control inventory as surplus and agreed to advertise it for sale on govdeals.com.

• Approved $5,200 to Underwood Associates for architectural services for the repair of the truck shed at Morgan County Environmental Services, which was damaged by fire.

• Approved $140 to Hartselle High School from the Tourism, Recreation and Convention Fund.

• Renewed an agreement with TruGreen Chemlawn for lawn care services for the Morgan County Courthouse in the amount of $3,977,12 annually.

• Approved the transfer of a contingent fund balance of $20,022.02 as of Sept. 30 to the Morgan County general fund.

• Requested a survey of Ryan School from the Morgan County School Board.

• Approved payment of $175 to S.S. Nesbitt and Co. for a bond renewal for Bruce Lackey, director of parks and recreation.

• Adopted a resolution honoring George Crawford for his years of service as a member of the Rural Morgan County Industrial Board.

• Authorized Long to execute an agreement for project funds between Morgan County and the North Alabama Safety Office in the amount of $4,500 representing100% funded salary plus allowable fringe overtime funds to be expended from Oct. 25, 2011, to Mar. 31, 2012.

• Approved payment of $14,996.50 to Cowin Equipment Co. for the repair of equipment used in the construction of the courthouse parking lot, payable out of capital improvement funds.

• Authorized Long to contract with AJ Associates for temporary employees for Morgan County Animal Control services.

• Agreed to advertise for bids on a concession stand at the Brindlee Mountain Park.

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