Council approves $427,000 project
The Jesup City Council on April 19 approved the contract with Hudson Hardware to do sidewalk, curb, gutter and other improvements on 6th Street as well as paving the new EMS building parking lot. Total cost of this project is $427,022.85.

The project is for various improvements along 6th Street from just north of the Purdy Street intersection to the alley north of Stevens Street. Also included is the paving of the Emergency Management Services (EMS) Facility parking lot located between Main and 7th Streets on the north side of the new EMS building.

Major parts of this project include 1270 linear feet of curb and gutter replacement, 740 square yards of sidewalk replacement, pavement patching, miscellaneous water main work and 1950 square yards of parking lot paving.

The project will begin soon and should be completed by August 13.
Prairie Road Builders was hired to do sealcoating on various streets in Jesup for $78,774. It was noted that Prairie Road Builders had been doing this work for Jesup now for just over 50 years.

The Civil Defense sirens all need battery replacement. The Council approved purchase and installation of 12 batteries for the five warning sirens located around town for a total cost of $3,150.

The council also approved shifting around sick time hours for Deputy City Clerk Amanda Trebon-Boyd to accommodate her care for a sick child.

Meeting April 13 in special session, the Council approved proposals for soil boring for several different upcoming projects. They included borings for the Wastewater Treatment Plan project, for $8,220; and for borings to drill water main below the railroad tracks, as well as a boring on Benson Shady Grove Ave, for a sanitary sewer extension project. These last two were for a total of $3,600. All testing will be done by one firm, Chosen Valley Testing.

The next regular meeting of the Jesup City Council will be Monday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall.
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