Category Archives: Bidding

BOARD OF EDUCATION ACCEPTS “ESTIMATE” FOR $2+ MILLION SITEWORK—ONLY ONE “BIDDER” FOR PROJECT

September 11, 2018 The Board of Education (BOE) has failed in its fiduciary responsibilities by accepting an estimate from a sole bidder for over $2 million of sitework on the new stadium complex. According to the Monticello News, “Only one … Continue reading

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BOC MEETING—LOTS OF TALK, LITTLE ACCOMPLISHED

October 3, 2017 The BOC had lots of talk—much repeated from a previous meeting, and little accomplished.  Here’s what happened–     Old Business: Discussion on New 4-H Vehicle—Cost -approx. $45,000+–TABLED until next meeting so where funds will come from … Continue reading

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BOC MEETING ABOUT LITTLE MORE THAN SPENDING MONEY

October 1, 2017   The BOC meetings have become nothing more than voting to spend money.  Case in point, tomorrow night’s BOC agenda with over $400,000 of requests.  It is doubtful any will be denied.   Old Business: Discussion on … Continue reading

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ALLEN SMITH CONSULTING –GRANT WRITERS GET WORK WITHOUT BIDS

March 13, 2017 Last Monday night (3/6/17), the BOC voted to hire Allen Smith Consulting (again) to manage the grant applied for to renovate the Senior Citizens Center, without considering getting bids for the services.  Even though this was previously … Continue reading

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NEW FIRE PUMPER PURCHASED TO HELP BAD PRELIMINARY ISO RATING & TO HOPEFULLY KEEP INSURANCE RATES DOWN

August 5, 2016 The BOC voted 4-Ø (Doug Luke did not attend the 8/1/16 meeting) to approve the purchase of a new Fire Rescue Pumper Truck.  After 3 previous attempts, including a bid packet used to favor only one company, … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE THE COMMISSIONERS UP TO?

October 26, 2015     PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING FOR DOLLAR GENERAL STORE This Thursday evening, 10/29/15 at 7:00pm, the P&Z Board will conduct a public hearing on the rezoning request for a Dollar General Store on Hwy 212 W … Continue reading

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CITY GETS BIDS FOR TOWEE ST. –THAT STREET BETWEEN THE LIQUOR STORE AND THE BACK OF THE COURTHOUSE

October 13, 2015 BID PROCESS Last Thursday (10/8/15) at 4:15pm, Robert Jordan, Monticello’s engineer, opened bids for the paving and related improvements to Towee St.   There were two sealed bids submitted. Bid 1 was from Northeast Concrete of Macon, GA. … Continue reading

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