South Whidbey Fire/EMS shells out $134K for work

Looking forward to added revenue from an approved levy lift, South Whidbey Fire/EMS awarded contracts totaling $140,000 at its stations.

Commissioners approved a $92,570.93 contract for projects at South Whidbey Fire/EMS’ Bayview station. Gary Guersney Construction will renovate the Bayview station and replace its rain gutter.

Bryant Plumbing will work on plumbing at the Bayview station for $9,130.80.

Asbestos abatement at the Maxwelton station plus installation of new sheetrock, insulation and a drop ceiling will cost the district $32,979.56. Combined Construction, Inc. received the contract.

Fire Chief Rusty Palmer requested the commissioners terminate a janitorial contract with Seattle Maintenance Solutions for failure to meet the scope of work cleaning the stations, which included weekly cleaning of the Freeland station, bi-weekly cleaning at the Langley and Bayview stations and monthly visits to all stations.

The $5,695.88 contract was made in January, but stations were not sufficiently cleaned, leading the district to end its agreement with the Lynnwood-based business.

York Building Services will take over the duties for $6,440.48.


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