Clear Spring seeking bids for service contracts

February 14, 2011

CLEAR SPRING — The Clear Spring Town Council is in the process of bidding small service contracts for the upcoming fiscal year.

The town is accepting bids for mowing and trimming at its water and sewer plants.

Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said all bids for the water and sewer mowing contracts need to be submitted to the town by 4 p.m. March 10.

The town is bidding separately for mowing and trimming at its water plant, Vice Mayor Steve Blickenstaff said.

Since the rental property at the plant will be vacant for a while, and the tenant typically does the mowing, the town is accepting the additional bid for mowing at its water plant, he said.

The council also decided Monday to rebid its contract for garbage.  

Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said she used specs from many years ago when drafting the bid documents earlier this year, and as a result, those who responded were not bidding the same thing.

Grimm said she will update the spec sheet. The town will rebid its garbage contract at a later date.

Bids for electrical work at the town’s water and sewer plants were put on hold Monday by the council.

Blickenstaff, who is the town’s sewer administrator, asked for time to review the bids and the scope of work to be done before bids were awarded.

Hose said the two bidders for the contract, Talbert Electrical Services and Shives Electrical Services, both of Clear Spring, also differed on what work was needed.

— Kate S. Alexander

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