Clanton Council approves bids

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Clanton’s City Council on Monday accepted several bids.

Approved bids included:

•Tires, in the amount of $21,962, submitted by Bo Mart Tire.

•Concrete, in the amount of $94 per yard without fiber and $100 per yard with fiber, submitted by Shelby Concrete.

•Low-sulfur diesel fuel, in the amount of $1.4505 and 6 cents above rack price, submitted by W.H. Thomas Oil.

•Unleaded gasoline, in the amount of $1.4501 and 6 cents above rack price, submitted by W.H. Thomas Oil.

•Hauling of rock, in the amount of $4.90 for 3/4-inch, No. 57 stone and rip rap, submitted by Chilton Contractors.

•Rock, in the amount of $9.44 for 3/4-inch, $10.99 for No. 57 stone and $12.99 for rip rap, submitted by Dunn Construction.

All the bids accepted were either the lowest bids received or the only bid received, and were approved unanimously.

Prior to the votes on bids, a public hearing has held on a proposed rezoning of three lots adjacent to 102 Marion Avenue.

The city’s zoning board had denied the request to rezone the property from residential to business, and the council also denied the request.

One resident was present to show opposition to the rezoning but did not speak about the issue.

In other business, the council:

•Heard from several residents concerned about abandoned and derelict properties, maintenance of sidewalks and curbs, speeding and other traffic-related issues, progress of renovations to E.M. Henry Head Start Center, the lack of a sign at city hall notifying residents about the time of council meetings and the city’s minimum wage.

•Approved payment of bills, including $24,211 to Chilton Drywall, $36,789.25 to Chilton Contractors and $5,000 to the Chilton County Humane Society.

•Approved an alcohol lounge license for Kokomo’s, which will move from 200 Big M Boulevard to 2031 Seventh St. St. The council also heard the first reading as part of the process to apply for a license for Cowboy Down Saloon, which will be located at 200 Big M Boulevard.

•Approved to enter into a lease agreement with Zito Media for a city-owned building off Second Avenue, for $250 a month.

•Approved moving Matthew Foshee from part-time to full-time in the police department.

•Approved a recommendation to declare 28 police shotguns as surplus and transfer them to Gulf States Distributors for a credit toward future purchases.

•Reappointed Bonnie Smith to the Housing Authority board of directors.

•Waived the $100-a-day license fee requirement for the Chilton County Fair, which will be presented by the Clanton Kiwanis Club.

•Approved to advertise for the hiring of a full-time grass cutter.

•Denied a request from Chilton-Clanton Public Library for the city to fund a cost-of-living raise for retirees.

•Approved minutes from the Aug. 24 meeting.