By Crystal McGough
The Clay City Council approved bids Monday night for two road paving projects in the city.
Joshco Inc., doing business as Butler Contractors, won bids for the resurfacing of Keith Drive for $17,580 and Pannell Road for $41,251. The council opened bids from Butler Contractors and Dunn Construction for the paving of five roads at the June 18 council meeting. Dunn Constructions bids were $26,450 for Keith Drive and $51,750 for Pannell Road.
Frazier Circle, Shane Circle and Uphill Drive were also bid on, though none of the bids were awarded. These roads are expected to be resurfaced in the future.
The roads were originally planned for paving in the spring, but the Jan. 23 tornado delayed the projects.
Councilman Kevin Small said the projects are expected to be done in about 30 days.
In other news, the council voted to budget $5,000 for Deputy Terry Scott to use to put together extra patrol shifts to assist with things such as speeding and enforcing the city curfew.
“It’s just a discretionary budget that he can…set up some additional shifts to increase our coverage,” Small said.
The money will be set aside for six weeks, to insure extra patrol throughout the remainder of the summer
“After that, we can get together with Terry and some others and see how well it worked out,” Small said.