Council OKs sidewalk bid

Published 1:01 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Andalusia City Council on Tuesday awarded a $463,750 sidewalk bid to Floore Industrial Contractors, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss.

Alan Kilen of Civil Southeast Engineering said there were no local bidders for the project, which extends the existing sidewalk on Stanley Avenue to Johnson Park, and constructs a new sidewalk on Lindsey Bridge Road to Maple Street.

On Lindsey Bridge Road, the work includes improving drainage issues at the entrance to Johnson Park, and at several points on Lindsey Bridge Road. In addition, the large dirt area in front of Gitty-up and Go where trucks park, will be paved.

Most of the project is funded by a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant for $394,218. The city’s matching portion is approximately $150,000.

The work is expected to begin in August.

In other business, the council:

  • Waived the business license fee for the

South Alabama Gun Club’s annual gun and knife show.

  • Agreed to purchase a Ford Interceptor sedan for the police department.
  • Approved funding to one of its agencies, the Three Notch Museum, for $5K.
  • Announced an opening on the Downtown Redevelopment Authority.