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Dump cleanup bid is awarded
Houston County Courier - January 2008
By Daphne Hereford
Managing Editor

A bid in the amount of $5,000 was awarded to Ardco Construction Company for the cleanup of two dumpsites on Monday night, Jan. 7 during the regular meeting of Crockett City Council.

In the absence of Councilman Darius Kitchen, council voted unanimously to approve the measure to rid the two unauthorized dumpsites, designated as Site A and Site B of debris.
Cleanup of Site A located in Precinct 3, on Hackett Street between the intersecting streets of Dunbar and Grant was bid at $3,050.

Cleanup of Site B located in Precinct 2, involves the cleanup of approximately .2 mile of Stokes Street north of the intersection of Pease Street and will cost $1,950.

City Administrator Ron Duncan said the city would work closely with the contractor during the project.

Duncan said the cleanup would include the removal of debris and concrete, including but not limited to trash, scrap, metal, appliances, brush, dead trees, woodpiles, and tires from the right of way on both sides of the roadway, including the drainage ditches and creek beds from the exterior of the property.

In other business, council unanimously approved revisions made to the by-laws of the Crockett Fire Department.

According To Crockett Fire Department chief Darrell Deckard, some of the revisions were required by the demographics of the group.

Duncan reported that a contract submitted to the city by the Houston County Emergency Services District #2 was with the city attorney for review and additional information should be available by the next meeting. He added that the ESD would issue a check once the contract was signed by the city.

Barbara LaRue addressed council with her concerns about youth and skateboarding on sidewalks.

Ms. Larue said that customers coming in and going out of her store have nearly been run over by the skateboarders.

She said when she first contacted the police department she was told there was an ordinance in place to prevent skateboarders. She said then more recently the police department told her there was no ordinance in place to prevent it.

Mayor Wayne Mask said, "We will look into it and see what can be done."  





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