During their meeting of Tuesday, October 1, the Louisville Board of Aldermen received an update on Capital & Recovery Projects from Mayor Will Hill, who reported that most of the projects have been completed, including: plywood plant rebuild, streets project, cemetery project, equipment purchases, property acquisitions, repairs to the old National Guard Armory, industrial development at the superfund site & railroad work, drainage project, and the saferoom project.
The traffic signal project is in process awaiting the signal poles from the manufacturer; on the park renovations, retainage to the contractor is pending repairs to the playground surface and splash pad which are scheduled after the peak season. Sidewalk repairs to the central business district is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks; a pre-construction meeting has been held with Wildstone Construction and a ‘notice to proceed’ has been signed.
The Strand Theater renovation and design is pending the Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History; it should be design complete and bid ready for the first phase in January. Calvert-Spradling is working the on the layout and survey for the South Industrial Road Project off South Church Ave.
A monthly project status report has been submitted of the North Columbus Ave. sidewalk project with bidding anticipated in early 2020. The Board voted unanimously to authorize payment to Neel Schaffer for engineering services, in the amount of $8.8K.
The Board voted unanimously to authorize payment to United Fence Co. for $6.3K for chain link fence at the parks.
In other action, the Board:
• Voted 5-0 to authorize payment to PPM for $19.7K for professional services through August 2019, on the EPA Brownfield Project.
• Voted 5-0 to authorize payment to Muscoe Lighting for $55.5K.
• Voted 5-0 to authorize the Mayor to sign the MDOT matching grant agreement for $9K which requires a City and County match of $4.5K.
• Voted 5-0 to authorize publication of Solid Waste and Landfill required expenditure reports.
• Voted 5-0 to acknowledge Kayla Roger’s Certificate of Attendance to the 2019 Municipal Court Clerk Conference.
The City of Louisville Board of Aldermen meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.