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January 9, 2014

Council approves construction bid

Gainesville — Approval of a bid given to Lynn Vessels Construction regarding the completion of projects under the Street and Utility Maintenance Program (SUMP) was given by the Gainesville City Council Tuesday.

City staff and Kimley Horn Engineers recommended the city to approve the Sherman based company to handle projects including: the reconstruction of a two lane asphalt road and rehabilitation of a six inch sewer line on Martin Luther King Blvd; reconstruction of a two lane asphalt road on Red River Street; and reconstruction of a two lane asphalt road on Broadway Street, rehabilitation of water lines and drainage improvements in the Broadway Street/Fair Avenue area south of Fairview  Cemetery.

A resolution also was passed to allow the city manager to release a city lien for property located at 523 Moran Street so that the property can be sold at the next sheriff’s sale. With interest and fees, the increasing lien amount totaled over $14,000 and the value of the property was only $1700. City manager Barry Sullivan recommended releasing the lien to facilitate the sale of the property and getting it back on the tax roll.

Noah’s Ark board member Larry Claxton represented the shelter at the city council meeting to thank the council for the recent resolution passed to approve a funding agreement with the shelter.

 The resolution, which passed Dec. 17, 2013, states that additional funding for distribution up to  $50,000 has been budgeted for fiscal year 2013-2014 for operation of the animal shelter. The agreement provides that the city will pay Noah’s Ark $100 per animal that it takes  to the shelter between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014  with the funding cap set at the $50,000.

 When the cap is reached, the funding agreement states that Noah’s ark will continue to take the animals from the city.

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