YADKINVILLE — On Monday, the Yadkin County commissioners unanimously approved a construction bid for the 5D park which will be built on Crystal Lane in Yadkinville. Three companies bid on the project and Yadkinville-based Wishon and Carter Builders Inc. came in with the lowest bid and were awarded the project.
County Manager Aaron Church said Wishon and Carter’s bid, which was $1,148,235, about $200,000 less than what was initially estimated for the project.
The commissioners also authorized the manager to negotiate a contract with Wishon and Carter, and Church said the contract would be presented at the next meeting so construction could begin as soon as possible.
In what Church called a “big decision,” the commissioners also approved paying off a loan from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Drinking Water Program that was obtained to complete a waterline on U.S. 21. This loan payment was discussed at some length by the commissioners during their January budget work session, Church said. Paying off the loan also would lessen the financial burden on the Water and Sewer Fund with the pending East Bend waterline project.
At the close of Monday’s meeting, Commissioner Frank Zachary requested that the board pass a resolution to send to the town of Yadkinville and the family of Gene Branon “to recognize his service to our community.” Branon served a total of 15 years as a commissioner on the town board of Yadkinville and was an active volunteer for many years with the Yadkinville Volunteer Fire Department. Branon died on March 31.
The commissioners will attend a reception on Monday hosted by the Surry Community College Board of Trustees at the Yadkin Center. The next meeting of the County Commissioners will be April 21 at 7 p.m.
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