Park Security gate, lawn maintenance bids top Valley Grande Council meeting

Published 10:48 am Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Park Security Gate and Lawn Maintenance bids were the biggest topics at the Valley Grande City Council meeting on Monday.

Mayor Wayne Labbe, Council members Kay Davidson, Sara Day, Jane Harris, Bruce Hughes and Robbie Rose and Treasurer/Clerk Kim Harris attended the meeting at Valley Grande City Hall.

Bids for Lawn Maintenance went up Tuesday and will last until Friday, June 17.

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Labbe said the contract is for a year, lasting from July 1, 2022 until July 1, 2023.

Bubba Holley of Parks and Recreation will be responsible to regulate grass-cutting duties. Holley said he preferred the grass cutting will be either on Mondays or the weekends.

Jane Harris and Hughes said no progress was made on the Park Security Gate. They said none of the companies have contacted them.

In other council news:

• Davidson said that Will Barrett of Civil Southeast will attend the next council meeting on June 20 to discuss the ALDOT Tap Grant and give details of the estimated monthly cost for the power bill for the street lights from the Town Park to the Valley Grande Baptist Church.

• Day is working on plans for the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show, which will be held on Sunday, July 3 at 9 p.m.

• Kim Harris presented the city council with a profit and loss sheet that includes the budget vs. actual spending report and balance for the Fiscal Year 2022 to review.

Labbe said that the budget is on target for the start of Fiscal Year 2023, which starts on October 1.