Bids approved for windows and HVAC units

28_6673THE GOLDEN DAYS OF AUTUMN  — Mother nature’s beauty is captured on one of Endler’s hunting trips up in the Sweet Grass Hills.  The game was elusive over the weekend, however, the picture was nicely harvested.  I-O Photo by Barb Endler




At the Wednesday morning business meeting of the county commissioners, bids were opened for HVAC (heating and air conditioning) units and controls and windows and doors for the community center remodeling project. The project is funded by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.

Pheasant Run Builders, out of Great Falls, submitted a bid of $65,000 for windows and doors which was accepted by the commissions.

There were three bids for the HVAC submitted, one from Heartland Mechanical for $65,000, one from Brennan Heating and Cooling for $74,500, and the third from A.T. Klemmens for $68,234.

Also present for the bid opening were Mark Bloom of Nelson Architects, Chad Rambo of Heartland Mechanical and Adam Dodson for Pheasant Run Builders.

These bids were taken under advisement and later, the bid was awarded to Heartland Mechanical of Valier ($65,000).

Dale Schmidt of Brady met with the commissioners and complained that his neighbors are blocking an alley.

Brady is not an incorporated town so the streets and alleys are under county jurisdiction.

The commissioners, county sanitarian and sheriff discussed the situation with Schmidt and the determined that the commissioners would follow-up the complaint and requested the sheriff drive by the property and assess the situation.

Sheriff Tom Kuka said on Monday that pictures had been taken and all information had been turned over to the county attorney for evlaution.

In other business, the commissioners approved an approach agreement that had been requested by Seven M. Enterprises, LLC to encroach upon the right-of-way at Everett St. in Dupuyer for the purpose of installing an approach.

A request was made for the use of the Brady Community Hall for a craft and creation show and farmers market on Nov. 5-7. This request was approved.