BV council paves way to complete C4 center

Friday, August 10, 2018

Construction on the Carroll County Career Center will be completed before classes begin this school year.

The Berryville City Council voted Tuesday to approve Ordinance 1039, waiving competitive bidding for the procurement of asphalt paving services at the career center.

The ordinance says the career center is near completion, and the C4 program will begin classes soon for the 2018-19 school year. Leo Journagan Construction Company, Inc. has provided a competitive quote for the asphalt paving services for the parking lot at the career center for an estimated cost of $52,750, according to the ordinance.

The ordinance says the city of Berryville has a past work history with Leo Journagan Construction with satisfactory results. Because of the urgent nature of the necessary asphalt paving services and the potential setbacks if they are not completed in a timely manner, the ordinance says it is necessary to waive the competitive bidding process.

“We weren’t sure what we were going to pave up until a week or two ago,” said Mayor Tim McKinney. “We did all the prep work, and Jounragan got the contract to do the other road over there. We’re not going to have to pay a setup fee. It’s about $10,000 to $15,000 less than I had anticipated. We got a very good price and can go ahead and get that done.”

The council voted to approve the ordinance on its first reading. The council also voted to adopt an emergency clause because of the urgent nature of the asphalt paving services, approving the ordinance on its second and third readings by title only.

The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at City Hall.

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