Aug. 7, 2013 —
Carter Fiscal Court approved bids for road work in a special meeting last Thursday.
A slip on Knipp Branch has been in dispute for two years, according to Tommy Thompson, emergency management director.
However, in spite of the uncertainty in being reimbursed by FEMA, Judge-Executive Charles Wallace said the work needed to be done.
“We can’t get a bus past the slip and school starts next week,” Wallace said. “The road won’t be shut down. We will just divert it around.”
Two project bids were submitted to fix the slip and replace 14 rails along the road.
King Crete won the job on a bid of $14,400 and a promise to complete the project by Tuesday.
Thompson said he expected work on the project to begin Saturday.
The Fiscal Court’s next regular meeting is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m.