PIEDMONT – In a brief meeting Tuesday evening, the Piedmont City Council approved funding for a sewer camera for the Water, Gas and Sewer Department.
Supervisor Byrian Watts said the city’s current camera is outdated and his department has had to borrow one from Jacksonville for the past couple of years.
Watts presented the council with three bids — Sansom Equipment Company, P&H Supply and Rigid. Watts noted the city has dealt with Sansom in the past, and the council voted to go with their bid of $11,820.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the council discussed the downtown gazebo renovation project, being done by Low Life Construction, LLC. District 5 Councilman Greg South asked about the progress on the project, to which City Clerk Michelle Franklin replied concrete is supposed to be poured on Friday.
Mayor Bill Baker said the contractor wanted to pour on Monday, but Baker advised them not to because of rainy conditions.
“I said ‘I expect you to be out there the next dry day and get this stuff poured.’ He was not there today (Tuesday),” Baker said. “Today (Tuesday) would have been a perfect day to get this done. If he doesn’t have it done this week, he will move on. We’re going to move on is my suggestion. He was talked to very strongly Monday. Let’s give him this week, and if it’s not done, we will relieve him.”
Other items approved by city officials were bills paid in the amount of $459,351.12 for regular expenses and $130,004.13 toward payroll for two weeks. Minutes from the previous council meeting were also approved.
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