By Lee Weyrich
PINSON — Last month the Pinson City Council sent out a request for bids for food services at the Pinson Youth Sports Complex facility. Turner Foods has been the vendor on a temporary basis until one could be formally accepted full-time. Turner won the bid and will now be the full-time vendor.
Since the Council began operating PYSC after taking over from Pinson Valley Youth Association, expenses and revenue have balanced each other out for the most part. A temporary plan was put in place to allow the mayor and the parks director to issue purchase orders for most things. With the success of this plan, the council adopted a resolution making the arrangement official until Oct. 31, 2016.
In other business, the council had a first reading of a proposal to landscape the entrance to Innsbrooke subdivision. The proposal drawn up by Gary A. Webb Horticulturalist, Inc. will cost the city $26,111 in addition to the cost of irrigation and other expenses. The beautification project will help block and dress up the school expansion which wiped out the woodland area separating the high school from the neighborhood.
Once the project is complete, the city will turn maintenance of the landscaping over to the Innsbrooke neighborhood association.