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January 24, 2014

Council votes on contracts, discusses audit

VALDOSTA — The City Council of Valdosta voted on three contracts Thursday and discussed the city’s annual audit.

Seven companies were invited to bid, but only one bid was received for a recycling container supplier contract that expired on Dec. 31, 2013. The Public Works Department recommend Rehrig Pacific’s bid because the price is 64 cents below the current supplier’s price of $7.85, which is also Rehrig Pacific.

The Council unanimously accepted Rehrig Pacific’s bid for the amount of $7.21 per container.

Reviewing bids from the Utilities Department, the City Council unanimously approved bids for evaluating and replacing the Low Service Pumps numbers five and six at the Water Treatment Plant.

Director of Utilities Henry Hicks said both pumps need to be pulled to be evaluated and to make the necessary repairs or replacements.

Three companies submitted bids for the evaluation, and the Utilities Department recommended the lowest bidder, Rowe Well Drilling, in the amount of $75,033 with a 15 percent contingency. For the motor work, the Utilities Department recommended the lowest of two bidders, Smith Electric Motor Service Inc., for the amount of $8,983.50 with a 10 percent


Another bid the council considered was one for four, six, and eight yard dumpsters for the Public Works Department. The department recommended that the council approve the lowest bidder, Lewis Steel Works, for the amount of $1,975, and the council did unanimously.

Council members were presented a brief audit report for the 2013 fiscal year by Mauldin and Jenkins accounting firm.

Council member Tim Carroll asked how the city ranked when compared with citys of similar size, and the representative replied, “You’re right in line with everyone. Everyone is starting to see revenues increase, and you have been conservative in spending which makes up for your losses.”

The council will receive their full audit report next week.

The City Council of Valdosta adjourned their meeting and went into executive session to discuss personnel matters.

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