Kent County Levy Court met for a combined business and committee meeting on Tuesday after two weeks without meetings. Among the items on the agenda for the business meeting were two bid awards.
The first award was for a one-year contract for trash collection for the county administrative complex, the emergency services center, several pump stations, Brecknock Park and four locations at the Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility located north of Milford.
On April 18, three companies submitted bids for the contract. Allied Waste Services of Delmar came in with the lowest bid, with a total annual cost of $48,062, according a memorandum distributed by the public works department. The company was awarded the contract during the Tuesday meeting.
New to the agreement this year is an on-call roll off service. It can be used for community or lot clean-ups on an as-needed basis as directed by Levy Court. Allied Waste’s bid included $21,000 for roll-off disposal.
Through the contract, the county complex and the treatment facility will be provided with cardboard dumpsters for recycling purposes.
The new contract will be paid for in part with an estimated $9,300 from the general fund and an estimated $17,700 from the sewer fund plus disposal fees for roll-off services, according to the memorandum.
Aerospace Education Foundation improvement funds allotted
On April 23, bids were received for the improvements at the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation building at Big Oak Park in Smyrna. The parking lot will be outfitted with solar-powered street lights, the parking lot will be paved and striped, and curbs and sidewalks will be installed.
Nine bids were received for the paving project and six bids were accepted for the lighting. Gessler Construction Company Inc., submitted the lowest bid and was awarded the contract with a total of $73,825 for the paving.
Mid-Atlantic Electrical Services Inc. submitted the lowest bid for the lighting project and was awarded the contract with a total cost of $151,600. This project is being funded with $228,050 provided by state legislators from the Community Transportation Fund. Each state legislator is given a portion of money to be used to fund community transportation projects. Several state legislators pooled funds and put money towards the Big Oak Park project, said County Administrator Michael Petit de Mange.