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Animal control shelter to get fencing

Published 12:28pm Monday, September 16, 2013

Bids totaling $26,306 for the fencing of environmental and animal control facilities in the Hartselle-Morgan County Industrial Park were approved by the Morgan County Commission at an adjourned meeting on Monday.

Jones Fence Enterprises Inc. submitted the low bids as follows: $19,353 to furnish and install 431 feet of 6+1 nine gauge security fencing and four gates for the environmental services property and $6,353 for 252 feet of 8+1 fencing for the animal control facility.

“The security of our vehicles and inventory of supplies has been a concern,” said Ricky Brooks, director of environmental services. “Fencing of the property should take care of that as well as making the property look better.”

District 2 Commissioner Randy Vest said he expects work to begin in two to three weeks.

Meanwhile, curb and gutter is being installed in front of the environmental services building and an adjoining roadway is being extended as a park upgrade.

The commission acted on other matters as follows:

• Approved payment of $3,696 to Harris, Caddell & Shanks P.C. for legal services during August.

• Approve payment of $175 to RLI Surety for a public official bond renewal for Bruce Lackey, director of parks and recreation, effective Nov. 4, 2013 through Nov. 3, 2014.

• Authorized the chairman to amend the agreement between Morgan County and Volkert Inc. Aug. 29, increasing management fees from $280,000 to $290,000 to include the addition to the community corrections office.

• Approve payment of $150 to Priceville Athletic Booster Club for the fall football program payable out of the tourism, recreation and convention fund.

• Approved the appointment of Larry Satterfield to the Joppa, Hulaco, Ryan Water Authority Board to fill the unexpired term of Coy Morrow effective through Oct. 13, 2015.

• Authorized the chairman at the request of the sheriff to bid 10 police package SUV or sedan vehicles to be used by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office funded by a sheriff’s office account other than the general fund, and financed as a lease purchase.

• Authorized the chairman to execute a grant agreement between the City of Decatur Community Development Department and Commission on Aging for the funding of the Turner-Surles Senior Center.

• Authorized the chairman to advertise for bids for a small body garbage truck with automated arm for environmental services to assist with new cart system and to replace a 2002 model with manual load.

• Authorized District 1 Commissioner Jeff Clark to fill the vacant position of equipment operator one, grade four ($12.40-$16.19).

• Rescheduled a meeting from Tues., Sept. 24, to Fri., Sept. 27.


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