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Lighting for soccer $23k more than expected

Published 12:22pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Hartselle City Council approved a budget adjustment after its soccer field lighting project came in about $23,000 above what was anticipated.

Parks and Recreation director Frank Miller said the project ran into several issues during construction that caused the price increase to $466,000.

“We hit rock and so we had to change some things in the project,” Miller said.

The project will be funded through anticipated TVA grants over the next five years, which will total around $500,000. However, the funding was taken out of the general fund until the TVA payments are received.

In other business, the council also declared an emergency to find a janitorial service provider for city hall.

City Attorney Larry Madison said the current agency has not paid the workers cleaning city hall “in a while.”

Madison suggested that the city end its contract with the agency and then hire the workers to clean city hall for now until a new contract is approved.

Then he suggested that the city take bids on the cleaning project.

The city is also applying for a $5,000 grant from the Alabama Public Library Service.

The city also entered into a contract with Kronos Support Services for benefit tracking and payroll.

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