Ad Spot

Bid allows for some changes to downtown work

By By Leada Gore, Hartselle Enquirer
Hartselle officials are banking on a revamped bid to bring a downtown renovation project under budget.
The city is in the process of letting new bids for the renovation project that includes new sidewalk canopies and landscaping. A previous bid had only one response and came in some $293,000 over budget.
In response to the high cost, Mayor Dwight Tankersley said some changes are being made to help lower the cost. The alterations won’t be obvious in the finished project but will involve some changes in the structural and material requirements that will hopefully lower the cost.
Tankersley said the city has also altered the wording of the bid to allow changes in what will be done during the first phase of work.
The bid originally included Railroad Street to Hickory Street. An option has now been added to include Railroad to Sparkman with alternates to include Sparkman south to Hickory Street and Sparkman Street north to Hickory Street.
A portion of the money for the multi-phase project is coming through state grant funds. Tankersley said depending on how to bids come in, more work may be moved into the second phase.
The bids are set to be opened May 15.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

At a Glance

Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

At a Glance

Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

At a Glance

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Winter window wonderland  

At a Glance

Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

News

HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

News

Lovely landscape

News

Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

News

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

News

Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

News

Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

MULTIMEDIA-FRONT PAGE

Stadthagen supports

News

SALUTE

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

At a Glance

Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle crash

x