Clanton approves bids for re-paving, sod

Published 1:21 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The city of Clanton will be getting some new asphalt and grass.

The City Council, at a regular meeting Monday, approved bids for paving the Park Plaza parking lot and purchase of sod for an under-construction softball complex.

A bid of $90 a ton for paving the parking lot submitted by Wiregrass Construction was the lowest received and approved by the Council.

Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver estimated that 1,400 tons of asphalt would be needed to pave the lot, bringing the price tag to about $13,000.

Four other bids were received, with the next lowest being $99 per ton, and the highest at $139 per ton.

A low bid of $21,060 for sod submitted by Craft Farms was approved for the softball complex.

Three other bids were higher but not significantly.

In other business, the Council:

•Approved renewal of the city’s contract with Mutual of Omaha for life insurance for employees. The rate increased from $6 to per employee to $6.50 per employee.

•Approved the transfer of a beer, wine and package store license to a new owner for the location 2648 Lay Dam Road.

•Approved medical leave for Jeffrey Nix for four to five weeks for knee surgery.

•Approved renewal of the city’s liability insurance for another three-year period.

•Voted to seek an appraisal on two pieces of property owned by the city at Creekwood subdivision.

•Approved a change order for the project to install four new storm shelters in the city. Driver said work to tie onto an existing natural gas line at the Clanton City Park shelter will cost $3,800 more than originally planned.