Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen OKs bid, hears audience concern

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen met in regular session Tuesday, Oct. 10, and discussed bids for a dump truck bed and heard business from the audience.

Public Works Superintendent Nathan Lea said the dump truck bed came apart and is not usable anymore. He said they received bids from KNAPHEIDE and Marshall Welding.

Mayor Dee Friel confirmed the bids with Lea, Marshall Welding's bid came in at $10,730 and KNAPHEIDE's bid was $11,156.

Lea recommended Marshall Welding's bid.

"The bed from Marshall Welding is a bigger bed, a more sturdy bed and it's cheaper than KNAPHEIDE's bid," he said.

The board of aldermen accepted the bid from Marshall Welding.

Additionally, Lea said next week public works will be flushing fire hydrants throughout town.

"We will start north of town and work our way south through the week," he said.

In other business, a member from the audience came forward and expressed a concern. Amanda Eckhoff suggested moving or adding a stop sign at the dangerous intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street.

She said people speed through there and someone might get hurt.

"They even have a bus stop there," Eckhoff said. "We've contacted the school about moving the bus stop to Miller Street. The kids are getting off the bus on Spring Street and just running, and those cars are coming and just buzzing by."

Alderman Boyd Jones made the motion to put a stop sign on Bridge Street at the corner of Bridge and Main streets.

The motion was made and approved by the aldermen to put a stop sign at the intersection.

The next scheduled meeting is Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.

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