Pineville Aldermen Approve Various Improvements
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.