Striping added back to paving project

Published 12:36 pm Friday, August 8, 2014

The Demopolis City Council voted Thursday to spend $6,290 to stripe streets that are in the process of being resurfaced.

The striping was taken out of the paving project but Public Works Superintendent Mike Baker said the city doesn’t have the equipment to do the painting.

“The equipment we have is probably not the right equipment to do it with,” said Baker, adding the city would get a more professional job with a subcontractor.

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In other business, the council took the following actions:

•Held an executive session with Marengo County Economic Development Authority executive director Brenda Tuck to discuss “economic development and financial matters.”

•Discussed speeding on Front Street and First Avenue. The council asked Baker to get bids on installing speed bumps. He said he would get the bids Friday but that they would cost approximately $1,000 a set. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese estimated Front Street would need two sets and First Avenue three to be effective. Reese said officers would step up patrols on those streets as well.