Updated: Nov 18, 2021
MOUND CITY – On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Linn County Commission accepted a bid for painting four fire stations with two coats of paint from Insco Industries, Shawnee, Kan., for $37,465 and gave Linn County Fire District No. 1 Chief Doug Barlet permission to sign the contract since the commission would not be meeting next week.
Barlet told the commissioners that Insco had not noted any exceptions to the bid specifications. He said there was only one note: The company would work on the jobs when the weather permitted, and if the weather did not permit they would get to the job as soon as possible.
Barlet told the commissioners that in the bid the county had given 180 days for completion understanding that we were coming into wintertime. If the weather does not allow completion, they could extend the contract.
Other bids were from Gary Pemberton, La Cygne, for $52,000 and Always Faithful Painting, Lawrence, Kan., for $43,050.
The stations included in the bid for painting are Mound City, Pleasanton, La Cygne and Parker.
Commissioners rejected an earlier group of bids in August. The lowest bid for painting the stations then was $80,000. Commissioners asked Barlet to rework the specifications to see if the work could be done for less money.
The original specifications were drawn up with the help of a representative of Sherwin-Williams.