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Minooka Park improvements moving along

Minooka Park continues to make strides forward thanks to several resolutions presented by Chilton County Commissioner Steve Langston and passed by his fellow commissioners during their meeting on Sept. 22.

As part of the improvement plan for the park, the Commission approved a resolution to enter a contract with McNamee Electric Company Inc. to furnish power pedestals to 23 camp sites as part of the park’s phase II plan.

Installment of the power pedestals will cost $41,146, which will include all labor, equipment and materials needed.

A quote of $30,139 was also accepted to acquire and install recreation equipment with a warranty at the park, as well as, a quote of $47,800 for piping work.

Finally, the Commission approved a $82,500 contract with Water Resources Management, LLC for sewer installation at Minooka Park. The bid was the only one submitted and had been previously rejected for further negotiation.

Commissioner Joe Headley presented a contract he negotiated with Harbor Enterprises, LLC for $88,990 to build a storm shelter for the New Convert Community. It was approved by the Commission.

However, Minooka Park and the New Convert Community were not the only ones getting much needed improvements.

The Commission also approved the installation of a Trane air conditioning unit for E-911. The installation will to done by Giles Heating & Cooling and cost $5,800.

The following are the bids accepted and awarded by the Chilton County Commission for the 2020-2021 fiscal year:

Sheriff’s Office

  • H. Thomas Oil for fuel
  • Alabama Pro Packaging for cleaning supplies

Commission office

  • Alabama Paper Supply for courthouse janitorial supplies

Road department

  • Hunt Refining for liquid asphalt
  • H. Thomas Oil for diesel fuel
  • H. Thomas Oil for gasoline
  • Advanced Asphalt Projects for cold mix
  • Wiregrass for hot bituminous plant mix
  • Harvey Culvert for corrugated and plastic pipe
  • Traffic Signs for road signs
  • Highway Management Systems for striping placement
  • Wiregrass for hot bituminous placement
  • Dunn for aggregate

In other news from the meeting, the Commission:

  • Approved the newly adopted personnel policy manual.
  • Accept the resignation of John Lovett with the road department and to advertise to hire a laborer as his replacement.
  • Approved the surplus of an F-150 with 240,000 miles by the road department.
  • Approved a resolution to allow the chairman and administrator to move $1.5 million to certificate of deposit for one year at .8% and one time redeemable with no penalty.
  • Approved $14,050 of line item transfers with Chilton Transit.
  • Approved surplus of a 2008 Ford Pacer and 2008 Chevrolet van to post for sale on Govdeals.
  • The Chilton Transit budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year was approved.
  • The Commission’s meeting dates and county holidays for 2020-2021 were approved.
  • A full-page advertisement for the Chilton Chamber was approved for $650.
  • A resolution was approved to pay the bills that carried over to the new fiscal year.
  • A work session is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the large court room at the courthouse. The next Commission meeting will be Oct. 13 beginning at 6 p.m.