Bainbridge seeking bids to repair roads

Friday, January 19, 2018

BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge Town Council has approved the collection of bids for repairing roads in Bainbridge.

The project will be funded by the Community Crossings Grant and is expected to cost about $298,000. The bids are due at the council’s next regular meeting in February.

The roads included in the project are Main Street and all connecting roads to U.S. 36, Cherry Street and Vine Street. Main Street and the connecting roads are expected to be finished this year.

In other news:

-- Appointments: The council appointed Jim Davis to the Planning Commission and John Watson to the Zoning Board.

-- Bainbridge Police Department: Town Marshal Rodney Fenwick reported that there have been some burglaries north of town.

Fenwick also reported that the new town marshal, Ronnie Campbell, will start Jan. 20. Marshal Fenwick’s last day will be Jan. 30.

“Congratulations on your retirement,” President Jerry Lents said. “And thank you for your service.”

-- Claims: The council approved claims at a total of $34,143.26.

-- Officers: The council nominated Lents as president and Joel Thompson vice president.

-- Street Name: The council approved Ordinance 2018-1 to rename a portion of Bainbridge Avenue “North Green Street.”

-- Utilities: There have been three water main breaks due to cold weather.

The Bainbridge Town Council’s next regular meeting is set for Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bainbridge Community Center at 201 N. Grant Ave.

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