The City of Mena has budgeted $400,000 for this year’s street overlay projects and an additional $50,000 for sidewalk repair and construction. The Mena Street and Sidewalk Committee met last week and discussed proposed bids for the overlay projects. The lowest bid was received by B & L Paving, of Oden, at a cost of $105.50 per ton. Other bids received were McCormick’s Asphalt and Paving, of Ozark, at $132.10 per ton and Tri-State, of DeQueen, at $108.81 per ton. Discussion and action on accepting a bid will take place at the next Mena City Council meeting, set for Tuesday, August 11, at Mena City Hall, 6 p.m.