ALBANY — Two principal projects in the city of Albany’s infrastructure improvement plan are out for bid, City Manager Sharon Subadan told Albany city commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night.
Subadan said the projected $15 million East-West Connector sewer project has been let for bid, as has the Flint River Trails connector that will eventually stretch from downtown Albany to the city of Sasser in Terrell County.
The city purchased what was an abandoned rail trail from a private group with the plan of using the land for infrastructure expansion in Dougherty, Lee and Terrell counties. In return, the city agreed to develop the trail into a walking/bicycle path that will become part of a countywide trail system.
The city manager also said a list of alleys — including those scheduled for paving and others that will be covered with crushed asphalt — is being developed and will be announced soon. Money for the alley paving will come from SPLOST VII funds.
The commission OK’d an amendment to its agreement with the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia during Tuesday’s meeting.
“In your agreement with MEAG, part of their due diligence is to make sure systems are operating efficiently and up to standards,” City Attorney Nathan Davis said. “They’ll still do that, but they will save the expense of sending out reports (to MEAG members).”
The board also:
— Approved rezoning requests that will allow Performance Leasing Co. to locate a semi truck sales dealership on 2.55 acres of land at 1710 E. Oglethorpe Blvd. and will allow SOWEGA Chlorinator Co. to build a parking lot on .232 acres of land at 1601 N. Monroe St.;
— OK’d an alcohol license transfer for Priya Food Mart at 210 S. Jefferson St.;
— Approved purchases for an annual metaswitch extended warranty and support ($74,407), an Oracle USA software maintenance agreement ($82,830.47) and a 10-year communications system maintenance agreement with Motorola ($3,336,730).