Commission hears details for bids

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pike County Commissioners began to hear details concerning the acceptance of bids from the two ambulance companies located in Pike County, but deferred the decision until Wednesday, Dec. 10 at noon.

Commission Administrator, Harry Sanders, said the commission’s decision on which bid to accept would likely follow the decision the City of Troy and the City of Brundidge makes.

“The ambulance service contract is a cooperative agreement between the County Commission, the City of Troy and the City of Brundidge,” Sanders said. “In order to ensure that every body is on the same page, our normal procedure is to allow the City of Troy to act on it first, and we’ll follow them. The City of Brundidge will follow after us, as well.”

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According to Sanders, Chris Dozier, E911 director for Pike County, had asked the companies several specific questions about their company in order to gather which would be the best fit for the county.

“The request for proposals was sent out with a lot of specific details within them,” Sanders said. “Our E911 director, Chris Dozier, did a lot of work on that. He has been a valuable resource in analyzing those returned proposals. We’re looking to him and the other first responders that work with him for their recommendations.”

In other orders of business, the Pike County Commission:

Motioned to suspend the rules to allow the Engineering Department to advertise for open personnel positions.

Motioned to honor request for the funding and motioned for the administrator, Harry Sanders, to sign the financial statement.

Motioned to suspend the rules to honor Probate Judge Wes Allen’s request announce new personnel.

Motioned to recess the current meeting until Wednesday, Dec. 10 until noon to further discuss the ambulance company bid requests.

Motioned to cancel the next regular scheduled meeting for Monday, Dec. 22.

The Pike County Commission meeting is held every second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of the Pike County Health Department, located on South Franklin Street.