Dekalb County Commission Accepts $1.1 Million Resurfacing Road Bid

In regular meeting, on September 10, 2019, the Dekalb County Commission voted to accept a bid award for Project No. ST-025-888-020. According to Ben Luther, County Engineer, this is some State Roads and Bridge Fund money, that were secured by State Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter. This contract will go toward resurfacing Co. Rd. 651 and various municipal streets in the county. The county will pay the contract and then the State will reimburse the county and the different municipalities will reimburse the county the difference. This bid was awarded to Wiregrass Construction for $1,110,260.00 and has been ALDOT approved.

Mr. Luther also presented the Commission with a damage claim from Adam & Julie Prestwood, from Co. Rd. 639, where their vehicle transmission was damaged due to the condition of the road. The Commission approved to send this claim to the insurance company.

Mr. Luther also presented the Commission with a recommendation to set the speed limit on Co. Rd. 605 at 25 mph. The Commission approved this recommendation.

Tyler Wilkes, Dekalb County Revenue Commissioner, recommended to hire April Evans as Property Appraiser, to fill a position that came available because of a resignation at the last County Commission meeting.  The Commission approved Mr. Wilkes recommendation.

Matt Sharp, Dekalb County Administrator, briefed the Commission on the progress update of the 2020 budget.

The Dekalb County Public Library will hold a fundraiser this Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm at the Library. It is the “Ladies’ Tea in the Spirit of Downtown Abbey”. You can dress up in 1920’s fashions, but it is not required. The public is invited to attend.

Next Commission meeting will be held on September 24, 2019.