Fulton County public work’s committee moves forward bidding for gas purchase

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee on Monday authorized the bidding process for purchase of gasoline through the county Department of Highways and Facilities.

Department Superintendent Mark Yost recommended approval of a proposed resolution for the bidding, which supervisors did at the County Office Building.

The full board will vote Oct. 15, authorizing the bidding process.

Yost said the county’s current unleaded gas contract with Buell Fuel LLC expires on Dec. 31.

A bid opening for highway gas is due to occur at 2 p.m. Nov. 6. The board is due to approve the new gas bid on Nov. 12.

Yost said the next contract period for unleaded gas will be all of 2020. He said rack prices change weekly. Prices have fluctuated from $2.47 per gallon in 2007 to $2.11 this past June, he noted.

In other business. Yost’s operations report noted county highways and facilities crews assisted municipalities with shoulder work.

“We helped out the town of Perth and the town of Oppenheim,” he said.

Yost also noted extensive work done by highway crews in the past month. That work included completion of a bridge repair on North Bush Road, guide rail repairs from accidents; removing beaver dams on County Highways 106, 112, 119 and 138; hauling stone to Oppenheim for a County Highway 108 project; and opening up of a new County Highway 158/County Highway 107 intersection.

On the facilities side, county worker: moved hundreds of boxes for the county clerk; painted offices at the county Public Health Department; repaired a highway pump; replaced their department’s own steel entrance door; continued grounds care and maintenance; swept and sealed parking lanes at the county jail, two county services complexes; and completed a carpet project.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Kerry Minor

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