Bid for roads OKd

The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - FRONT PAGE - AN­NETTE BEARD abeard@nwadg.com

City of­fi­cials ac­cepted the only bid pro­vided on custom seal for street work dur­ing the reg­u­lar Au­gust City Coun­cil meet­ing.

A bid for $42,524 was re­ceived from Custom Pave­ment Main­te­nance and Safety from Van Buren, Ark., for crack seal ser­vice for It’ll Do Road, We­ston Road, McCul­loch Street, Ford Street, Chap­man, McNaire Street and McNair Place as well as com­plete re­strip­ing of 4-inch re­flec­tive pave­ment mark­ings for We­ston Street.

The an­nual city cleanup is sched­uled for Sept. 21-23, ac­cord­ing to Nathan See, Street Depart­ment su­per­in­ten­dent.

Coun­cil mem­bers au­tho­rized Mayor Jackie Crab­tree to ne­go­ti­ate with the own­ers of T.H. Rogers and their re­quest to ei­ther pur­chase or trade for land owned by the city be­hind the busi­ness down­town.

“I would be in fa­vor of con­sid­er­ing it and more likely for a trade of a piece of prop­erty we could use,” Ray Easley, coun­cil mem­ber, said.

“It would be a great thing for our city for them to ex­pand, I think,” Sandy But­ton, city clerk, said. “I think they’re go­ing to use it for stor­age.”

The mayor said the city would pay for an ap­praisal.

City of­fi­cials ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion al­low­ing the city to ap­ply for a 50-50 match­ing grant for a splash pad at the City Park planned for place­ment be­tween the park pavil­ion and the cur­rent re­stroom be­cause of re­quire­ments by the state Health Depart­ment of prox­im­ity of re­stroom fa­cil­i­ties. The mayor said in­sur­ance could be pur­chased through the Mu­nic­i­pal League.

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