Village of Bradford pays J.C. Dillon
- Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 20:38
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Due to an arbitrator’s decision, the Village of Bradford has been ordered to pay by the end of this week J.C. Dillon, Inc. $72,000 as a result of a legal dispute. The dispute arose during the West Main water Project.
The arbitrator reduced the amount owed and sought by Dillon by the Village from $104,000 to $72,000, or $30,000. The Village was seeking approximately $33,000 in damages from Dillon because of project date overruns. The contractor had a completion date, which was written into the contract, but failed to meet it by 86 days.
Ultimately, the Village was required to engage the services of a second contractor to complete the prescribed work. Bradford reduced Dillon’s overrun time from 86 days to 37 days in previous talks, but still sought the $800 per day in damages equaling $29,600.
With an air of sadness, which seemed to fill the room, Trustee Kevin Rasmussen briefly discussed with the rest of the board members the vacancy of the Trustee position due to Mr. Corey Moodie’s unfortunate passing.
President Adam Wilson asked the news media to announce the following: The nominations committee for the Village board of Trustees is seeking someone from Bradford to fill the vacancy on the board. Those individuals interested should call the Village Hall office at (309) 897-2071. The position completes the term of Mr. Moodie, which is through April 2013.
Bradford’s Boy Scout Troop No. 1851 asked the board for financial aid in replacing 38 United States flags flown during ceremonies. The flags will be designated 30 for the Village cemetery and eight for Elsie Hodges Park.
The board approved $855 toward the purchasing of these flags that honor veterans. The Scouts are also to research the cost of replacing eight flag poles that were damaged.
Ron Scott of the Lions Club addressed the board and asked for Village assistance in hanging donated “Welcome” banners along Main Street. These banners will replace the worn out current flags on display.
The Bradford cemetery will transfer original lot rights of lots which have not had activity in over 50 years. The older lots are unused and will be sold to new owners who are interested in purchasing them. The original owners of these lots will have new lots reassigned to them in a different part of the cemetery.
The board approved the adoption of a program which insures the Village against damages due to use of Village property, such as a hall. The program is patterned after the Marshall-Stark-Woodford agreement.
Also approved was the 2012-13 budget and appropriations presented to the board by Village attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher. Appropriations allow the Village government the means in which to operate financially for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Village has opted out of sponsoring a band during the Labor Day celebration. This is due to increased insurance costs that would have been incurred by the Village. Instead, the Village will put out for bid to the community an opportunity to sponsor a band, for Saturday or Sunday evenings, September 1-2. The bid money will be donated to a charity of choice by the winning bidders.
Finally, the Village of Bradford will be accepting bids for a 1997 Chevrolet 3500, 65 turbo-diesel cube van with 63,000 miles. The minimum bid accepted will be $1,000. Sealed bids are due by July 31, 2012 and the vehicle may be viewed M-F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Bradford water tower. Call (309) 897-2071 with questions.