BENTON - Scott County commissioners awarded the bid for general carpentry renovations at the courthouse to the sole bidder, Quad G Construction of Chaffee, during Tuesday's county commission meeting.
Quad G Construction's bid of $26 per hour for general carpentry, $26 for plaster work and $32 for weekends and overtime is "in line" with expected prices for the type of work involved, according to Jamie Burger, commissioner.
Burger said Quad G Construction is "fast and very capable" and has completed work for the county before.
Shawn Glastetter, Quad G Construction's president, said they may start as early as Thursday although the drop ceiling work will not be started until after duct work for heating and air conditioning is completed.
Glastetter expects to have two or three workers on the job but can bring his full crew as needed.
Burger said Quad G Construction will also coordinate with the contractor completing the electrical renovations.
Burger pointed out the window to a pile of conduit removed from the courthouse's exterior. "It does look better."
"As time goes by, we'll get the air conditioners out of the windows," said Martin Priggel, presiding commissioner.
In other Scott County news:
* Commissioners appointed Scott City Mayor Tim Porch and Sikeston Mayor Jerry Pullen to represent Scott County with Priggel on the Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Commission's Transportation Advisory Committee.
The committee "should have some influence with MoDOT," Priggel said.
* A public hearing to gather public comment on the county's 2002 budget is scheduled for Tuesday. Rita Milam, county clerk, said commissioners will adopt the budget following the hearing.