Madison County commissioners approved a contract recently for the paving of Madison Street, the road in front of the county schools in Danielsville.
“We want it done before school starts back,” said county commission chairman Anthony Dove.
Allied Paving submitted the lowest of four bids for the project at $145,025.
The board also tabled a decision recently on a proposal by Caterpillar to purchase the county’s Cat Dozier. Caterpillar offered $305,000 for the dozier, which is used for road grading, and offered to provide other equipment in exchange. The county road department will test the equipment before the commissioners approve any deal, but no equipment had been delivered when the BOC met last week.
Commissioners will likely meet again June 22 at 9 a.m. to discuss several issues, including a potential deal on a property for a new Fine Finish facility. The BOC recently determined that the current facility off Hwy. 98, which is located on top of an old landfill, is unsuitable for the Fine Finish clients, since the front of the building continues to sink, despite corrective efforts in recent years. The board has searched for a new locale for Fine Finish, which provides daytime services for mentally and physically challenged adults. Dove said the board is close to a final decision.
The commissioners will likely also discuss a replacement for outgoing recreation director Dick Perpall, who will retire effective July 1. The board is now reviewing applications submitted for the post. Dove asked the board members to determine what questions they want asked during job interviews. He said the county will conduct interviews then narrow down the pool before conducting a second round of interviews.
“It’s really surprising how many (of the applicants) have worked here in Madison County,” said commissioner Pete Bond.
While they are paving this street they need to go ahead and take out all the speed bumps that tear your front end out from under your car and this happens at any speed your traveling when you hit those stupid things.