The Gallatin Board of Aldermen, at their meeting earlier this week, accepted bids for repairs to be made on two city streets. Plans were made to add road rock to another street. Work on Mill Street will cost nearly $118,000, and the cost will top $108,000 for Clay Street. Winning bids were submitted by Herzog and Keller Companies.
After discussion on the condition of East Elm Street, following recent ditch work, it was determined that the city will run a grader over it, and apply one inch rock to the base of the road.
The aldermen have agreed to use LED street lighting to replace the existing lights around the Gallatin Square, running south on Highway 13.
The city will be purchasing a hydraulic electrical crimper to be used for splicing lines. Public Works Director Mark Morey said he found one for $1,850. It includes an electrical tool impact gun and battery.
Utility crews are patching potholes. Morey is obtaining prices for tree trimming services.
After checking with the City of Cameron, Morey stated that it “would be difficult to add seasonal rates to water meter charges”. The question had involved private garden and pool usage.
Results of last Tuesday’s election were accepted. John Whitfield and Dan Lockridge were elected to the Gallatin City Council from the East and West Wards. Whitfield was elected as Gallatin Board of Aldermen President.