We get to pay some unknown amount chosen from bids we didn’t get to see for pest control with no bond. They vote tonight about what was proposed at the 26 August 2013 Work Session of the Lowndes County Commission.
7. Bid-Pest Control Service
Purchasing Director Kari L. Sands said this was a renewal for rodent and insect control for all county buildings including the fire department, beginning September 1st 2013 with first and second year renewal options. Staff recommendation. is to approve the bid (for unannounced amount) from Baird’s Pest Control and Termite Services (she didn’t mention any other bids).
Commissioner Crawford Powell wanted to know if there was a bonding requirement.
Powell then wanted to know “do we need a bonding requirement for this?”
Answer from County Manager Joe Pritchard: we haven’t in the past but you could require one.
Powell wanted to know if that would be a good idea. There was a bit more discussion.
Public Works Director Robin Combus said termite control was usually done when the buildings were built, so this was just for pest control.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall said one of the bids was three times that one.
Chairman Bill Slaughter said only one was local and the other was from Columbus.
Cumbus: Previously we were paying $637 a month, so this is a lot less.
That seemed to satisfy the Commissioners, but we who are actually paying for it out of our taxes still don’t know what they were talking about, since we never saw those bids.
Here’s the video:
Confused bids for pest control
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 26 August 2013.