Riley Pump Station Elimination Project Receives Bid Of $1.7M

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Board of Works received only one bid for the Riley Pump Station elimination project. The bid of $1,707,000 was received from ISI Infrastructures. The bids were taken under advisement.

In other business:

  • Approved the lease agreement between the city and Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc.
  • Approved the DUI task force agreement between the City of Bedford and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. A total of $37,000 is split between the two departments for a Indiana Justice Institute grant. This will make the third year for the agreement.
  • Approved the Southern Fields Subdivision located on 35th Street near the Holiday Inn. A total of 19 acres will be developed for single family housing.
  • Approved a lease agreement for four printers and copiers from Bedford Office Supply. The total of $5,014.03 is the cost of the lease agreement.
  • Approved the hiring of Michael Bell to the Bedford Police Department pending Public Employee Retirement Fund approval.
  • Approved various changes to rules and regulations of the Bedford Police Department. Some of these include the use of beards, changes to uniform, the executive committee changed to Chief of Police, Assitant Chief, and one other person named by the police chief.
  • Approved McIntyre Brothers’ agreement to inspect the ten tornado sirens located throughout the city. The yearly agreement costs $2,800.
  • Approved number of days off for fire personnel and days off for firefighters. The fire chief and fire inspector work a 40-hour week schedule, with firefighters working a 24-hour shift schedule. This would make the policy consistent with the city of Bedford policy whereas the fire department had its own policy.
  • Approved the incumbrances for 2021, which include a total of $265,000 between the fire, police departments, and motor vehicle highway funds.