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.