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May 10, 2014

Brownsboro moving forward

Athens — It was a short agenda, but in a matter of minutes, the Brownsboro City Council approved three items that help the city move forward with important projects.

During their regularly-scheduled city council meeting Thursday, Brownsboro officials approved plans and specifications for base bids for the intersection of Saylors and Ingram Street. The city also approved a $10,000 donation from Brownsboro Economic Development Corporation, and a $1,000 donation from Republic Services to be used towards the city park.

In their final action item, city officials approved Gollob, Morgan and Peddy as consultants for the 2013-14 audit.

After a discussion with a Velvin and Weeks engineer, the council approved the bidding process to begin on the repair of  one of the city's busiest intersections.

Once the bids are received, they will be opened by the engineer on June 10, before the council gives approval during its June 14 regularly-scheduled meeting.

After a bid is approved, work should begin within 30 days.

It was estimated work on the intersection would start the week of July 7.

As part of the bid, it is stated the project must be complete by Aug. 25, as to not interfere with the start of school. If the alternate bid is approved, the contractor will be given an additional 10 days to complete.

Part of the roadway is likely to be curbed and guttered, while the intersection will be constructed out of concrete to withstand the amount of traffic.

During the presentation by the citizens portion of the meeting, Gene Keenon from Republic Services presented Mayor Terry Mills with a $1,000 check to be used toward the city park.

“I think the park is a great project, and we just wanted to contribute,” Keenon said. “It was not solicited. I just saw the need, and felt we should do something about that. Hopefully, as that project goes on, every year I can contribute something to it, and before you know it, we will have a great park over here.”

On April 7, the Brownsboro EDC made a motion to contribute $10,000 to the city park to help pay off the debt for the playground equipment. Council formally approved the funds after proper documentation was received for the May meeting.

Keep Brownsboro Beautiful and the city work together for maintenance and future developments at the park.


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