Pineville Al­der­men Ap­prove Var­i­ous Im­prove­ments

McDonald County Press - - COUNTY - Sally Car­roll

Pineville al­der­men on Tues­day night ap­proved more im­prove­ments for the city.

The group ap­proved send­ing to bid the idea of a new bike park pav­il­ion, repaving Har­mon Street and Con­ser­va­tion Lane, re­bid­ding seal and strip­ing bids and ap­prov­ing the ex­tended sched­ule for the Ok­to­ber­fest.

Mem­bers liked the idea of a new bike park pav­il­ion, which has been a re­quested item since the bike park opened in July. Money for the project has been al­lo­cated in the cap­i­tal im­prove­ments bud­get, but al­der­men would like more bids and con­cep­tual draw­ings to con­sider.

In con­sid­er­ing the amount bid for var­i­ous street projects, mem­bers were con­cerned about the cost, which came in at more than $105,300. Al­der­men de­cided to fix the two streets that most need re­pair, while see­ing if more com­pet­i­tive bids could be sub­mit­ted for seal­ing and strip­ing var­i­ous streets in the city, in­clud­ing the square.

The coun­cil also voted to ex­tend the hours of the Ok­to­ber­fest to 8 p.m. The Cham­ber-spon­sored event, set for Oct. 14, will in­clude a chili cook-off, a street dance, live mu­sic, a poker run, arts and craft ven­dors and games.

The coun­cil also ap­proved $144,516.16 in bills, which in­cluded al­lot­ments for sev­eral projects, such as pay­ing for a por­tion of the new bike/walk­ing trail, new fire truck tires and an ex­ten­sive con­crete/cul­vert project.

In other busi­ness, al­der­men:

• De­cided to ta­ble and dis­cuss at the next work­ing ses­sion the pro­posed bill re­gard­ing recre­ational ve­hi­cles, as well as a new wa­ter/ sewer main.

• Ex­pressed deep con­cern in hav­ing mon­i­tors at the school cross­walk ev­ery morn­ing and af­ter­noon.

• Set a hear­ing date for Oct. 26 on an aban­doned build­ing on the cor­ner of the square.

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