Road Work Scheduled for County
July 26, 2018
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Road Work Scheduled for County

Photo: DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow proudly displays a check received from the State to aid in road projects. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 24.

DeKalb County Engineer Ben Luther addressed the Commission regarding the July 17 open bid for the triple-layer treatment portion of the CBGD Project. He requested that the Commission award the bid to Charles E. Watts, Inc. in the amount of $158,262.82. The roads involved in this project are County Road 608 from Highway 11 to the Interstate overpass. It also involves County Roads 1000, 1001, and 1002. County Road 1003 will receive treated base as well. This will be paid for with the CBGD grant money that the County received last year.

The other end of County Road 608 has received work through an 80-20 match between the state and county. The Commission was awarded a check for $256,000 for this project. Work should be completed in the next four to six weeks.

The Sheriff’s Department requested a hire Andy Wilkie as a part-time dispatcher. He will replace Ryan Whitmore who recently resigned.

The Commission also accepted the resignation of Barbara McSpadden who had been serving as the Fort Payne Center’s Director of the Council on Aging. The Commission will post that position as they seek to hire a good replacement.

The Commission accepted the resignation of Sara Venable, who has served in housekeeping. They will also post this job to be filled. The Commission offered a congratulations to Mrs. Venable on her retirement.

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Commission will be held on Tuesday, August 14 beginning at 10am in the Fort Payne Activities Building.

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