* Casey Bertram Construction, Inc., Indianapolis - $72,500,
* BLS Contractors, Bowling Green - $43,200,
* Arexco, Inc., Spencer - $38,450,
* Wolf Excavations, Corey- $111,850,
* Apex Group, Inc., Tipton - $49,810, and
* Knust Exacavating, Brazil - $39,500
The commissioners will send the figures to the Clay County Council for discussion. The county council will set a meeting within the next couple weeks to discuss the bids.
After the bids were opened, the commissioners presented a certificate of appreciation to Beth Mallinak, who recently retired as deputy clerk in the election office.
Meanwhile, after a contract from the Alder Energy-Road Usage is signed, the commissioners plan to approve it. The proposal has gone through a process of refining to make sure the contract is fair and appropriate. If the contract is approved, Alder Energy-Road Usage will inspect roads every two months, and after the repairs have been made, they will reimburse the payment.
"We want to protect the taxpayers," County Commissioner Paul Sinders said, "and I think this will do that."
Other issues that were discussed include the following:
* The commissioners approved a contract for a non-profit agency called Clay City Senior Citizens, Inc., and
* They discussed the election office's redistricting report. Election Office Deputy Clerk Jason Jacobs said he would like to finish all of the redistricting by Oct. 1, because of elections.