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City Council could award contract for 12-mile paving project as early as March 20 City Council meeting


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council will hold its second meeting of March on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m.

At the meeting, the City Council will have the chance to award the much anticipated contract of the 12-mile paving project to one of the bidders.

The list of roads compiled by the City’s engineering partner, Engineering Environmental Forestry Services or EEFS, is headlined by Fort Williams St. The complete list:

W. Fort Williams St. (Hwy. 280 – Hwy. 21)
W. 4th St. (Old Birmingham Hwy. – Hwy. 21)
N. Main Ave. (E. 4th St. – Hwy. 21)
N. Main Ave. (E. 1st St. – E. Ft. Williams St.)
Old Birmingham Hwy. (W. 4th St. – W. Fort Williams St.)
S. Main Ave. (Goodwater Hwy. – E. Fort Williams St.)
E. Fort Williams St. (Hwy. 21 – railroad tracks)
Coaling Rd. (Quarry Rd. – New County Line Rd.)
Oldfield Rd. (Old Talladega Hwy. – Motes Rd.)
Avondale Ave. (W. Fort Williams St. – W. 8th St.)
W. 10th St. (Hwy. 21 – N. Douglas Ave.)
Norton Ave. (W. Fort Williams St. – W. 10th St.)
N. Helen Ave. (E. 10th St. – 13th St.)
N. Curran St. (N. Norton Ave. – E. 8th St.)
S. Church Ave. (E. Clay St. – E. Fort Williams St.)
W. Walnut St. (Mobile Ave. – S. Norton Ave.)
W. Clay St. (S. Oak Ave. – Western Ave.)
Alice Dr. (Commerce Dr. – dead end)
E. Milton St. (Hwy. 21 – concrete pavement)
Ashton Cir. (Ashton Ln.)

According to officials, the comprehensive project is not about adding another layer of pavement but removal of all asphalt to rebuild streets and related infrastructure, including vinyl inlays and reflectors. The most heavily trafficked areas and those in the worst shape, as determined by EEFS, will receive priority attention.

Bids for the project were unsealed and read at 10:00 Friday morning.

Here are the base bids the city received:

  • Dunn Construction: $3,021,253.60
  • McCartney Construction Company Inc.: $3,042,953.75
  • Gary Ingram Bidding & Paving: $3,107,248.78
  • Midsouth Paving: $3,392,980.76

Subject to further review, the City Council expects to award a contract as early as its Tuesday, March 20, meeting.

The following items are also on the Council’s agenda.

  • Resolution 16-2018 declaring specified vehicles and chillers as surplus and authorizing sale on
  • Resolution 17-2018 awarding paving project, based on recommendation from EEFS Company, P.C. from bids opened March 16, 2018
  • Budget amendment – transfer of $5,000 from Other Grant Revenue (010-000-34650-000) to Appropriation-Festival Expense (010-586-46580-000). (Additional contribution to Marble Festival was authorized by Resolution 11-2018 approved March 6, 2018)
  • Accept transfer of property from Board of Education of former Mountainview School and Board of Education office.
  • Approval of Road Resurfacing Agreement with Talladega County Commission for a segment of Avondale Avenue.
  • Request from Fire Chief Adam Gardner for authorization of job posting for three Lieutenants.
  • Request from Sylacauga Utilities Board and recommendation from Tree Commission to move power lines on E. 10th Street between Main Ave. and Hwy. 21 to the N/S of the street in order to remove the poles from the parking spaces at the Babe Ruth Field.
  • Approve expenses for HR Specialist Jayne McGee to attend the Birmingham Society of HR Management Annual Legal Update on April 11, 2018, in Birmingham. Registration fee is $100. Additional expenses for mileage will be incurred. Total estimated expenses for McGee are $149.38.
  • February Payroll in the amount of $366,065.31.
  • Balance of Accounts Payable for February in the amount of $433,913.30.

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