The Terry County Commissioners met on Monday, May 24 in regular session and the major item on the agenda was to open bids for road work to be done on CR 351. This road was severely damaged a while back when a farm implement was left to drag in the road. The pavement was cut through to the base, requiring major renovation. The farmer did have insurance to go towards the damages, however, the first amount offered the County was around $42,000. The bids opened on Monday for the repair work were about three times that amount.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Ernie Elizardo stated, “This is damage that can’t be fixed with a couple of coats of sealcoat. This damage went all the way to the base. We can’t just put a bandage on this and expect it to be okay.”
The first bid opened was from Earth Movers from Terry County, and was for $140,000. This is for a complete job, doing what is needed all the way to the base. The second bid was from Dailey’s Superior Asphalt out of Lubbock. Their bid for the same job was $133,000. A third bid was tossed because it did not meet the specifications.
The roadway damaged amounts to about 4, 224 feet or eight-tenths of a mile.
County Attorney JoShae Ferguson Worley has been dealing with the insurance company and, according to Commissioner Elizardo, has stated that the insurance company could come back with a bigger offer to cover the bulk of the work, once the bids were received. Elizardo stated he would take the bids and confer with Ferguson Worley on how to proceed. The item was tabled.
Soil Conservation work was approved for a piece of land owned by Randy Anthony. The land is east of Wellman. Anthony is requesting the County blade a roadway to the land. This is in Precinct 3. Elizardo felt like it would take about two hours to complete. For Soil Conservation work, such as this, the County charges the customer $80 an hour.
The application for Unclaimed Property Capital Credits was approved. This is something that is done annually, and is unclaimed capital credits received back from electric cooperatives. County Auditor Jan Hudson stated that it usually was not a lot, but it is worth applying for.
Th commissioners also approved the taking of bids for 6.427 acres in Blk4X Sec 67 BLK/TRACT 4X Sec 67. These bids will close at 4 pm on June 11.
After other routine business, the meeting was adjourned.