City Of Bedford Deducts $183,000 From Lincoln Avenue Paving Project Contract

(BEDFORD) – The Board of Works accepted a change order for the Lincoln Avenue project which included the deduction of $183,715.17 which the city will not pay King’s Trucking and Excavating.

This comes after they would not return and fix the asphalt issues on Lincoln Avenue north of 5th Street.

Mayor Sam Craig says the milling and repaving of this area will be done in the near future at no additional cost to the city due to this deduction.

The Board of Works approved a Warranty Deed to Indiana Landmarks

In other business:

  • Approved an amendment to the COVID-19 Policy for city employees following the CDC guidelines.
  • Approved Bedford Police Chief’s recommendation for Detective Kyle Louden to be promoted to Detective Captain permanently. This comes after his promotion on January 21, 2020, and his recent evaluation.
  • Approved Bedford Fire Chief John Hughes’s request to advertise bids on a 1992 KME Custom Fire Engine. This comes after the arrival of their E-One Typhoon Fire Engine and because the fire department has run out of room for fire engines. The newest engine has not been placed in service as it is being stocked with new equipment and firefighters are being on the new engine.
  • Approved the Minor Subdivision for Alberta Jones and James Craig located at 2126 Windwood Drive. Bedford Mayor Sam Craig abstained from the vote.
  • Accepted the Warranty Deed between the City of Bedford and Indiana Landmarks for the Goff Refrigeration building located at 1018 16th Street. This comes after Indiana Landmarks requested a Warranty Deed versus a quitclaim deed the city originally gave them.
  • Approved the Property, Liability, Automobile, and Workman’s Compensation Insurance for the 2021 Budget year. There was no increase in premiums.
  • Approved Street Commissioner David Flinn’s request to sell a tank for $8,000.
  • Approved David Flinn’s request to purchase a Falcon 4-Ton Transporter from the lowest bidder which came in at $32,500.