By Stan Welch
Piedmont – The Piedmont Public Service Commission held an emergency meeting Jan. 9 to consider bids for a new HVAC for the main fire station. The old unit, which was over two decades old, went out leaving the day room and bunk room without heat; a circumstance which qualified as an emergency given the presence of the lowest temperatures in years.
Following successful efforts to comply with media notification requirements under the SCFOIA, the meeting was held on January 8th at 2:00PM. Commissioners Ed Poore, Lib Pack, Rudy Rhodes, and Al McAbee were present. The commission received sealed bids for a new 2 1/2 ton HVAC unit from the following vendors: Garrett and Wray Heating and Air – $4740; Randy Hudson Heating and Air – $4979; Upstate Service Solutions – $5900.
Following the opening and reviewing of the bids, Commissioner Rudy Rhodes made a motion to award the job to Garrett and Wray Heating and Air, the low bidder.
Commissioner Lib Pack seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. No other business was conducted at the meeting.