BY MELANIE WADE –
Mena City Council met on Tuesday, August 15, for their monthly meeting and approved bids for several upcoming projects.
B&L Paving of Hot Springs submitted the low bid for the city’s annual hot-mix overlay program, submitting a bid at $99.50 per ton. The city has budgeted $400,000 for the project that is set to begin around the first of October. They have not yet released roads that will receive improvement.
Also approved was the painting of the interior of City Hall. MSBI, Inc. of Mena won the bid at $8,126. The project will see new paint cover the walls of a large portion of City Hall.
Little Rock Cap Fleet Upfitters was approved to outfit the two new police patrol cars that Mena PD will receive in the next couple of weeks. When the cars are received, they will be sent to Cap Fleet Upfitters to receive police decals, light bars, interior cage, and radio equipment, etc. It will cost $4,987.30 for each car to be outfitted for use.
Mena City Council also approved Andy Philpot to fill a position on the Mena Depot Commission. Philpot will complete Steve Mosley’s position that is set to expire on March, 4, 2018.
The next meeting of Mena City Council will be held on September 12th.