Officials open bid for city paving project
by James Phillips
Aug 17, 2012 | 1576 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
City Clerk Kim Sides, center, looks on as Carbon Hill council members Sandra Garrison and Scott Wright look over a bid for a paving project. Photo by: James Phillips
City Clerk Kim Sides, center, looks on as Carbon Hill council members Sandra Garrison and Scott Wright look over a bid for a paving project. Photo by: James Phillips
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CARBON HILL — Officials with the City of Carbon Hill opened a bid Thursday afternoon associated with a paving project that would resurface one city street.

City Clerk Kim Sides said only one bid was received by the city for the paving of 1st Street Southwest. That bid, from Norris Paving of Birmingham, was opened and was for $45,122.

The Carbon Hill City Council had called a special meeting to open and approve the bid, but a quorum was not reached. Scott Wright and Sandra Garrison were the only council members present.

The meeting was moved from its regular time of 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. to allow council members with children to attend orientation at Carbon Hill Elementary School.

Sides said the bid would have to be approved by the council before the project can move forward. According to the paperwork filed by Norris Paving, the bid is good for 30 days.

According to the bid, the project would pave 1st Street SW with two inches of asphalt.

It will use 25 tons of asphalt and take up 36,000 square yards.

Wright said he is happy to see the project move forward and expects other paving projects to happen soon.

“We’ve got several spots that I’d like to see paved,” he said.

Carbon Hill City Council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Sept. 6. Sides said a special meeting could be called to approve this bid before that date.