Council OK’s Drawdy Park Repairs

WINNSBORO (May 13, 2016) – County Council Monday night gave the OK to a recommendation from the Administration and Finance Committee’s April 25 meeting to award the winning bid for the repair of drainage lines at Drawdy Park. Council also approved the Committee’s recommendation to outsource printing duties to a private vendor.

The Committee, chaired by Carolyn Robinson (District 2) and consisting of Marion Robinson (District 5) and District 6 Councilwoman Mary Lynn Kinley (who made it to the meeting after the voting was done), recommended on April 25 a bid of $27,000 from Martin & Son Contracting, Inc. for the Drawdy Park work.

Martin & Son, of Spartanburg, beat out bids of $28,000 by the Ridgeway firm M.C. Rowe Construction Company, Inc., and $36,771 from J.P. Smith Builders, LLC, of Camden.

The project will consist of digging an existing ditch to a depth where it can tie in with an 18-inch crossline pipe; replacing existing crossline pipe with 18-inch CPP tie-in to the catch basin; removing all existing concrete pipe and replacing it with 18-inch corrugated plastic pipe; removing the fence and filling in the existing catch basin; installing 18-inch plastic pipe on the baseball field side to tie in with existing concrete pipe; running an 18-inch plastic pipe to catch basin 2 and an 18-inch plastic pipe from the basin to the woods; and installing two junction boxes on the back side of the baseball field. In all, approximately 800-feet of pipe will be installed.

Printing

Council also approved the Committee’s recommendation to outsource printing and printer needs to Sharp Business Systems of Columbia, removing those duties from the County’s IT Department.

According to Interim County Administrator Milton Pope’s recommendation documents, the outsourcing will save the County a little more than $17,629 a year.

“We are currently not paying the least amount for daily printing and not properly utilizing the power of IT by way of in-house management of ink/toner stock,” Pope’s recommendation states. “I’m recommending a change that will reduce the IT budget by (more than) 7 percent and will also save Fairfield County over $1,700 annually. Further, IT will be better able to serve the County’s technical issues quicker.”

Both recommendations received Council’s unanimous approval.