Bid acceptance on new 911 center tabled until January 2023

In a 3-2 vote on Monday night, the Russell County Fiscal Court voted in their regular monthly meeting to table the acceptance of any bids on the new 911 center project until January 2023 when new magistrates Larry D. Skaggs of District 5 and Zach Wilson of District 3 join the court.

County Judge Executive-Elect Randy Marcum will also be presiding over the court during its next regular meeting as outgoing Judge Executive Gary Robertson attended his final meeting as judge this week.

Following a discussion, outgoing District 5 Magistrate Larry Holt and 4th District Magistrate Steve Richardson voted “no” on tabling the issue. 2nd District Magistrate Mickey Garner, who made the motion, 1st District Magistrate Terry Waddell, and outgoing 3rd District Magistrate Ronald Johnson voted “yes” to table the issue.

Earlier in the meeting, the court heard bids for the second month in a row from Precision Engineering in Tompkinsville, who advertised the bids for the county after they came in too high last month. Bids ranged from just over $540,000 to a little more than $600,000.

Representatives from Precision Engineering recommended a bid from Mann Construction for $590,000 before the issue was ultimately tabled.