Commissioners rethink approach on lighthouse relocation

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 09:33 AM.

He said he believed the bid on the water line replacement could be massaged through value engineering or other aspects to bring it within the Community Development Block Grant the commission secured for that project.

The bid on the sidewalk project was another story, coming in well above grant levels.

Complicating any discussions with contractors and obtaining approval from USDA – which is providing the grant for the sidewalk project – is the government shutdown, rendering the agency’s district employees on furlough.

“The goal is to complete the work identified,” Smallwood said.

Smallwood suggested, and commissioners agreed giving conditional approval on the bids to allow Smallwood and Preble Rish to begin discussions with contractors on their bids.

Boat launch fees

Commissioners held a 60-minute workshop prior their regular meeting to hear from the public about a proposal to implement launch fees at the city boat ramp in Frank Pate Park.

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