By Tracy Martin
The News Correspondent
ATHENS-The Athens City Council accepted a bid from Lone Star Equipment to begin repairs and top sealing various roads in Athens. Council members accepted the recommendation of Director of Utilities Glen Herriage, based on experience of previous projects and a competitive bid of $176,886, submitted by the contractor.
Many roads are in serious need of repair, Herriage said. Roads scheduled for repairs, preventative maintenance and seal coating are: Bunny Rabbit, Crestway Street., Lover Lane, St.Thomas, Prairieville, Ben Belt, Laird, W.Clinton, Ford, N.Pinkerton, Murchison, N.Wofford and Baker.
No start date was announced for the top seal 2013 project.
The council also approved $53,000 for water line improvements and expansions on a section of Gibson Road and Robbins Road.
Finally, the council adopted by resolution a Rate Review Mechanism agreement with Atmos Energy. This describes the process for cities to negotiate rate increases with the natural gas utility.