The opening of bids during Monday night’s fiscal court meeting to clean up two dumps led to a conversation that only happens in government.
County Judge Executive Ann Melton said the state would pay 100 percent of the cost if the accepted bid exceeded $50,000.
The problem came because there was a low bid of $24,900, which meant the county would have to pay 20 percent of the cost, or $4,980.
Magistrates noted that they could accept the high bid of $55,000 from Greer Excavating and the county would not have to pay anything.
“You don’t run across this every day,” said magistrate Joe Rogers.
Solid waste coordinator A.L. Sinclair said it would be …
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By Sharon Burton