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Woodland accepting bids on new projects

Woodland accepting bids on new projects
By DONNA RYDER
Associate Editor
Woodland Mills officials will be busy accepting bids this month to start work on projects there.
Now that siding on the Civic Center has been replaced, an action required because someone backed a vehicle into the building and did not report it, the siding requires painting. It was suggested at Monday night’s meeting the new siding be painted to match the old. It was also suggested a sign be made and placed on the building, instead of the name being painted directly on the siding. Alderman Tom Menees will check with several businesses to get bids.
The board will also be getting bids on paving and repairing city streets. Maintenance employee Perry Carr presented a list of seven streets in need of paving. He said the worst are in the northern end of town. The streets are spider-webbed, cracked and have chunks out of them.
In other business, after officials were led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Wade Carrington and in prayer by Menees, the board:
• Informed Carr the city received a bill for the repair of two pumps, but Carr said one was supposed to be no charge. He was instructed to call the company to straighten out the bill.
• Heard $324 in property tax for 2011 was collected in April. Property taxes still owed to the city include $167 from 2009, $571 from 2010 and $2,022 from 2011. Charter Communications still owes $15 in franchise fees from 2009.
• Accepted the April financial statements, including total assets of $6,984.72 in the refuse collection fund, $6,806.81 in the street aid fund, $566,662.31 in the sewer fund and $151,903.87 in the general fund.
• Agreed to make some utility payments by bank draft. This will save on checks and postage.
• Reminded the board there is a budget meeting Monday night.
• Heard City Hall will be closed on Thursday.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by email at dryder@ucmessenger.com. Published in The Messenger 5.15.12

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