ERIN COOPER

News Editor

Somervell County Commissioners awarded several bids at its regular weekly meeting on Monday, July 20.

The hospital furniture bid was awarded to Business Interiors for $32,873, the hospital soft-goods bid was awarded to Standard Textile Company for $7,978 and the artwork was purchased for $5,528 with a David Carter option. Carter is a local artist who will incorporate local flare into his pieces.

The companies who placed bids for furniture did not include chairs in their prices. However, the architect found chairs for $3,180, which the commissioner’s approved to be purchased from TXMAS.

Bids for the citizen’s center and pro-shop roof were also discussed at the meeting.

“I think we should put off the citizen’s roof for a while and see if we can get a better bid,” commissioner Zach Cummings said.

The commissioners unanimously passed a motion to forego repairing the citizen’s center roof and rebid it at a later date.

When it came to the pro-shop roof, the commissioners felt timing was of the essence and it needed to be repaired as soon as possible.

“I feel like we need to go ahead and do it,” Mike Ford said. “I didn’t think (the bid) was out of line. It’s in such a bad shape.”

The commissioner’s passed a motion to fix the pro-shop roof for a little more than $33,000.

“This pretty well sets us on the line that we are going to put additional money to repair the pro-shop,” county judge Walter Maynard said.