The City of Lafayette Council meeting was held Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The following business was conducted:
City Attorney Jon Wells’ letter of resignation was accepted.
Minutes of the February 4 and February 13 council meetings were approved.
The council voted to approve the original construction bid for the grant-funded sidewalk improvement project on Lafayette square. This project is set to begin construction on March 31, 2014.
A mowing bid for city property was accepted from T.J. Roark’s Commercial Mowing, LLC, and a street paving bid was accepted from Lojak Enterprises.
Resolution 03-04-2014A Retirement Incentive was adopted. Resolution 03-04-2014B CDBG sewer grant was adopted. The sewer grant, Mayor Richard Driver noted, had a new high limit of $525,000 (previously $500,000) because of the city’s Three Star membership. The total budget for this project is $1,497,757, with the City of Lafayette footing the rest of the bill.
The council approved the purchase of a 2013 Ford F-150 four wheel drive truck on state contract.
The council voted to install a city streetlight at the corner of Brattontown Circle and Hwy 52 Bypass W, in front of Sunshine Market, and to move a city streetlight to the corner of Hwy 52 Bypass E and Old Hwy 52.
The council authorized to advertise and accept bids for the police department janitorial services, and to advertise and accept applications for city pool manager and lifeguards for the 2014 season.
Mayor Driver also gave a brief update on the state of the Winding Stair Public Park project, saying that talks were still in progress. He mentioned that the road leading from Hwy 52 back to Winding Stairs needed to be properly named, and that he recommended that it be called Winding Stairs Lane. The name will have to be chosen during April’s council meeting, as a name will be needed before a grant can be applied for.