Lynch Construction will be the contractor for the Meadow River Rail Trail repairs, formally decided the Greenbrier County Commission during the Tuesday, Feb. 22, meeting.
A contract was awarded for work on the Meadow River Rail Trail after last meeting’s review of bids.
Project leader Matt Ford explained “Chapman Technical Group has reviewed those bids and confirmed that Lynch construction was the low bidder there, total base bid was the lowest and we had four alternates in that bid. My recommendation is for the county to award the contract to lynch construction for the base bid, and alternates one through four.”
Bids to work on 6.23 miles of construction on the Meadow River Rail Trail near Rainelle were opened earlier this month. Each bid totaled as follows, with additional optional costs for more work on top of the base bid:
– Gold Technical LLC of Cabell County bid a base price of $1,090,090.43.
– Virco Contracting of Charleston bid a base price of $690,423.25.
– All Construction of Caldwell bid a base price of $998,226.55.
– Lynch Construction of White Sulphur Springs bid a base price of $680,664.35
The commission approved the hiring of Lynch Construction.
Shortly before the meeting, a public hearing discussed the Community Development Block Grant application for the Greenbrier Public Service District #2 Clintonville water extension project.
Donna Norman of the Region IV Planning and Development Office expanded the grant application for Sam Black Church, Asbury, Smoot, and Clintonville.
“We’re asking for $2 million, which is the cap for the CDBG grants,” said Norman. “If that was granted, that would take the place of one that the loans that commission would have to enter into for that project. This year for CDBG, there’s $14.6 million in that pot. That is statewide; it’ll be pretty competitive this year.”
According to Tincher, the commission received the engineering report from Thrasher the day after the meeting, including “the Sam Black to Asbury and the Rainelle to Charmco extensions.” The project is estimated to cost approximately $16 million.
The public hearing ended with no public comment, then, in the meeting itself, the commission approved the grant application.
In other business:
– A Hazard Mitigation Grant Project had a bill opening for a structure demolition. Greenbrier County Homeland Security Deputy Director Paula Brown noted, “we’ve already purchased all three properties, two of them were already demoed. This is the one remaining structure that has to be demoed. It’s on Big Draft Road in White Sulphur Springs. It’s the last structure to complete this project.” Lynch Construction’s bid is $7,000; All Construction’s bid is $8,760; and LD Hanna and Sons bid totaled $4,125.