Council OKs funding for paving project

Published 5:17 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Greenville City Council has approved funding for a street-paving project that could total $947,509.07.

On Monday, the council voted to accept the low bid given by APAC-Southeast, but according to Mayor Dexter McLendon the actual cost of the project is subject to change. McLendon said that Milton Luckie, superintendent of the Public Works department, is working with officials from APAC to trim the cost.

“We’re working on getting the cost down some,” he said. “I believe we have it down to around $750,000 and we’d like to get it down to $650,000.”

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The bid was calculated based largely on the tonnage and square yardage of the materials needed to complete the project. An adjustment to the number of streets included in the project would drop the price.

“We may have to make some adjustment to the streets to get the price down,” McLendon said.

APAC-Southeast outbid Wiregrass Construction Co., Inc., which submitted a bid of $1,075,714.

Once the contract is finalized, APAC-Southeast will begin work within 15 days. McLendon estimates a March start date.

In other business:

  • The council voted to authorize the City to serve as a host agency for the Senior Community Service Employment Program sponsored by the South Central Alabama Development Commission. Under the agreement, the City will provide a work environment for one senior citizen placed by SCADC from July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012.

There is no cost for the City.

  • The council authorized the issuance of an ABC license to Greenville Shell, Inc., for off-premise only sale of retail beer and retail table wine.

The Council authorized the extension of the lease agreement with the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources for its lease of the facility located at 109 Caldwell St. The extension will run from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012.

The annual rent payments will total $53,685.

  • The council also approved the following expenditures:

A payment of $2,287.50 to Comm-Serv, Inc., for the purchase of five portable radio/mic systems for the Greenville Police Department.

A payment of $2,487.50 to Royal Palm for 377 t-shirts for the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department’s youth basketball teams.

The Greenville City Council will hold its next meeting Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.