The Barron Companies submitted a bid totalling around $25,000, according to Young, who recommended the board go with Robert Stuckey, who would be subcontracting the project.
“We will still bring you the construction contract in here for you to look at and approve,” Young said. “That is not being done with this. This is somebody who should help us get the specs in place.”
Hiring someone to do the project is within the board’s budget, according to Young.
Board member Eric Floyd said that he was unclear after the last district board meeting whether ESD No. 9 was even on board with the project.
“They are,” Young said. “We had a subsequent meeting with two of their members. They went back and reported to [their] board. They’re excited about us coming.”
Within days of an article published in the Weatherford Democrat about the issue, representatives of the entities met and the Director of LifeCare received a positive written response from ESD No. 9, according to Young.
“I’m confident that we are wanted by a vast majority of citizens out there from the response I got and also from volunteers,” Young said. “We’re working to diffuse any tension between us.”
“As long as we are wanted,” Floyd said.
The five board members present unanimously approved hiring Stuckey Architects for the ambulance station project.