Bid accepted for stabilization project
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:00 AM
A Yazoo company was awarded the bid for a stabilization project that is expected to mitigate flash flooding on Border and Beacon streets and on Holland Avenue.
Anderson Contracting was awarded the $175,142.39 contract last week by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Other bids received were D&M Construction, $234,384.50; ERS Inc., $290,725; and Quinn Contracting, $270,676.57.
The project includes cleaning out and removal of debris from ditches and streams in a residential area along Border Street, near the historic train depot on Beacon Street and on Holland near Griffis Motors and the county hospital.
The project is being funded by a matching grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Emergency Watershed Protection program.
In other action, aldermen:
Took bids for grass cutting under advisement.
Approved an AT&T bore along Hospital Road.
Approved petty cash for some city departments.
Set a hearing to rezone property on the Mississippi 15 bypass from Residential-1 to Commerical-3. The property is owned by Bobby and Yvonne Lofton.
Approved closing Cherry Street and Water Avenue on Oct.19 for Oktoberfest.
Approved a resolution for a grant for renovations to the police station at a match of 20 percent or $37,000.00.
Approved a street light at 34 Eastover Drive.
Approved for the city to join with East Mississippi Crime Stoppers.
Appointed Steven Copeland to the police reserve unit effective immediately.
Entered into executive session to discuss an industrial matter. No action was taken.