The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday evening accepted bids for cemetery mowing and repaving.
The accepted mowing bid was from Michael Walker and was $150 for Lile Cemetery and $950 for Greenwood/Brown Cemetery. That bid was one of four submitted. The others ranged from $150 to $260 for Lile and $500 to $775 for Greenwood/Brown. The bid from Herzog Contracting Corporation for repaving an additional stretch of South Daviess was $13,650 for 175 tons and Brook Street for $17,160 for 220 tons.
The board approved an ordinance authorizing the City of Gallatin entering into a contract for a street resurfacing project with Herzog. This was done after Public Works Director Mark Morey reported Herzog completed repaving Van Buren Street and started on Daviess Street. He noted the bid specification the city advertised included the dead-end stretch of South Daviess south of the intersection with Brook Street, but the contractor did not include it in its bid price. Administrator Lance Rains recommended the board move forward with the additional repaving.
A discussion was held regarding a commercial request to extend the street repaving to include business parking. Rains will contact the commercial customer to disclose the additional cost for repaving which will be the customer’s responsibility. The board agreed to add rock that would be necessary to smooth and taper the area to allow for stormwater to run properly.
Morey requested the city lock the city dump gate and only open it by appointment. He said persons are abusing the opportunity to dump brush and yard waste, and crews have problems maintaining the property. The board talked about setting a specific weekly date and time residents will be allowed to access the property. Morey said Gallatin would still hold a monthly brush pick up on the last Friday of each