Fort Payne receives Project Updates

Fort Payne receives Project Updates

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor •

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full video below) The Fort Payne City Council held its regularly scheduled on Tuesday.

James Payton of Ladd Environmental updated the Mayor and Council on multiple ongoing City projects.

  • 5th Street Traffic lights-Alabama Department of Transportation is reviewing and then it will be sent for contractor bids
  • 49th Street Traffic Signal- Bids to be opened on June 30
  • Turn Lane at New School-should be in place before the end of the year
  • TAP application to be submitted before July 1 for possible sidewalks from 3rd Street to 8th Street 
  • Gravity Sewer Line from Terrapin Hills-Bid date to be set and bids awarded by late July
  • Gravity Sewer Line at Airport Road-documentation being worked on with the property owners
  • Carden Farms Project- upcoming plans will include a multi-use field for Youth Football and a walking track suitable to use for 5k, trail runs, and general exercise

The Council suspended the rules for immediate consideration and passed Ordinance 2020-05, to establish qualifying fees for the upcoming municipal election in the amount of $50. 

The Council also approved the following:

  • Ordinance 2020-04 authorizing the use of Election System Software and Hardware for the upcoming Municipal election
  • Resolution 2020-27, authorizing Ladd Environmental to apply for TAP funding for sidewalk upgrading in the downtown area

Mayor Larry Chesser updated the council of the recent FEMA award to the City of Fort Payne in the amount of $689,380 for expenses due to coronavirus. 

The next meeting of the City of Fort Payne will be held on July 7.

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