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New asphalt to be installed at Bethune Recycle Center
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Among the items of business on this afternoon’s Kershaw County Council agenda is consideration of a $37,792 bid to install approximately 4,800 square feet of new asphalt at the Bethune Recycle Center. The bid, if approved, will be awarded to Campbell Pavement Specialties Inc. of Sumter.

Campbell will receive the bid award essentially by default because two other contractors -- Armstrong Contractors of Columbia and Precision Services of Spartanburg, provided “non-responsive” bids that failed to include a bid bond in their bid packages.

Also today, council will also consider awarding a $286,953 bid to Stutts & Williams LLC of Lexington, to install the Heritage Pointe sewer line. Consideration of the bids for this project originally appeared on council’s March 12 agenda, but Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter asked that it be removed due to some concerns.

The original low bidder was Site Conceptsof Green Cove Springs, Fla., but Carpenter said county staff reviewing the bid had concerns about how the company had priced the materials it would use to install the sewer line.

“Due to an error in the engineering drawings for materials, Site Concepts requested that their bid be removed from award consideration,” County Purchasing Coordinator Sarah Williams wrote to Carpenter in a memo attached to tonight’s agenda.

That makes Stutts & Williams the lowest bidder for the project, out of the six companies.

In other business, council will:

• issue a proclamation congratulating Beverly Brevard upon her retirement as the records clerk of the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, where she began working as a clerk under the late Sheriff Hector DeBruhl in 1995, ultimately working continuously for five different sheriffs for 24 years after working as a dispatcher for six years beginning in 1989;

• consider appointments to the Health Services District of Kershaw County and Airport commissions; and

• consider approval of a settlement of an employment dispute and negotiation of final settlement documents and terms by the county’s labor attorney.

Today’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St. in Camden, and is open to the public.