Fireworks bid approved for Crestview display

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Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 05:37 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Community Redevelopment Agency unanimously approved an $11,000 allocation for a Fourth of July fireworks display over the city.

No bids were received after the Public Works department advertised for vendors, city clerk Betsy Roy said.

"We advertised but nobody responded so we had to go out and seek bids," assistant Public Works director Carlos Jones said.

The department contacted neighboring municipalities for recommendations, Jones and Roy said.

The city then received bids from Tallahassee-based Ashley Pyrotechnics, which had produced last year's Crestview display, and Pyro Shows, a LaFollette, Tenn., company.

Ashley also offered a 28-30-minute show for $16,000, but with $11,000 budgeted for the performance, board members were not interested in spending more.

"A 15- to 20-minute show — that's enough show," board member Joe Blocker said. "I recommend we stick with the $11,000."

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