May 2016 City Council Update

Council’s next regular  meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 9th  at 7:00p.m. at the Municipal Building. Significant items include:

  • A contract award to TML for property, liability and workers comp insurance for $884,744.
  • A professional services agreement award to Cannon and Cannon for engineering services regarding pedestrian safety improvements on the Oak Ridge Turnpike for $96,000
  • A contract award to Duracap Asphalt Paving Co. for street milling and resurfacing for $430,000 (specific streets are listed within the agenda)
  • Approval of the ORPD to spend $105,138 for the purchase of two new patrol vehicles and equipment
  • Approval of the annual Action Plan and Allocations of the CDBG funding of $217,646 (to be spent on the acquisition and demolition of dilapidated housing and rehabilitation of others)
  • An ordinance (first reading) to allow the keeping of hens
  • A discussion and possible action on a contract alternative to the current golf contract management company (recently “bailed out” in this meeting).

See the agenda packet here for complete details. All citizens are afforded a minimum of 3 minutes to speak to council at the beginning of the meeting to any subject not on the agenda. All citizens are also afforded a minimum of 3 minutes to speak to each and every item on the agenda. The council meeting will live stream via this link.

Results from the April meeting are found here.

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Trina Baughn

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