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May 1, 2013

Commissioners call emergency meeting regarding air conditioning

DUNCAN — High stress had nothing to do with the heat Stephens County Courthouse employees were feeling Monday afternoon.

The Board of Stephens County Commissioners met for an emergency meeting Tuesday regarding the air conditioning at the courthouse. Because of the nature of the lone agenda item, the bid process was waived to find help to get the air conditioner up and running again.

Gary Ball, Stephens County Emergency Management director, touched base with four companies in hopes of getting bids. Of those companies, two returned bids, and the decision was between Davis Air Conditioning and Wood Mechanical Solutions Inc. The other two companies chose not to bid because of tight work schedules.

“We need an air conditioner,” Ball said.

Of the two bids received, Davis was the low bid, coming in at $23,899. Wood had a bid of $26,857.

The commissioners decided to go with Davis to rectify the air conditioning situation. The Davis bid came with a 1-year warranty.

District Attorney Jason Hicks attended the emergency meeting to answer questions and to give his support toward the commissioners’ decision. The commissioners didn’t have much difficulty in making that decision when it was determined there was a warranty with the bid, something that was discussed prior to the company being called for clarification.

The board did acknowledge it might take a couple of weeks to get the air conditioning up and running again. But the commissioners said the courthouse may have to make do until things are functional.

“He’ll get them as quick as he can,” Dee Bowen, District 3 commissioner and board chairman, said. “That’s all we can do.”

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