During Thursday’s council meeting, it was reported that three bids were received for tearing down the old city building. Bids were from Jeffers Excavating, $6,500; Pullins Excavating, $8,850; and E & R Excavating, $12,600.
A motion was made by Councilman Marty Yeager to rescind the motion that was made on Nov. 5 to tear down the building. Councilwoman Amber White seconded the motion, which was then approved by council. It was later agreed to sell the old city building instead.
In other business:
• It was reported that bids were received for paving the city building’s parking lot. Bids were from Supreme Asphalt for $11,000; Rick Eplion Paving, Inc. for $23,500; and Myers Paving for $10,000. Council agreed to accept the bid from Myers Paving.
• It was reported that street lights and Christmas lights are being repaired.
• Amanda Sutphin of Triad Engineering, Inc. appeared before council with documents regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Manhole Improvements Project.
• The second reading on the Customer Preauthorized Automatic Transfer of Funds Ordinance was read.
• It was reported that the town’s Christmas Parade will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Following the parade, Santa Claus will be at the town hall to take pictures with children.
• Council approved invoice No. 4 from Michael Baker for Horizon Site Work, Inc. on the Streetscape Phase II project.
• Council met in executive session from 7:50-8:25 p.m. to discuss personnel matters.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.