Aldermen hold special meeting to discuss bids for public works facility, drainage problem

Published 7:00 am Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Poplarville Board of Aldermen held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss bids for the proposed renovation of the public works facility on North Jackson Street.
At 2 p.m., the Board accepted two bids for the project, which was budgeted at $300,000.
The low bid came in from Stuart Development, based in Hattiesburg, for $328,896, followed by JVan Company, also of Hattiesburg, for $478,000.
The Board recessed until 5 p.m. so the project’s engineer, Jason Lamb, could review the proposals and talk with bidders about the $150,000 difference between the two bids submitted.
When the meeting opened back up at 5 p.m., the Board voted to table the matter until the next Board meeting, which will be held by the incoming administration, City Clerk Jane O’Neal said.
The Board also voted to table awarding bids to fix the drainage problem on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, O’Neal said.
That matter was pushed back from the previous meeting to the special meeting on Tuesday.
Bids for that repair project came in from HRL Contracting, Inc. for $40,463 and Holliday Construction, LLC for $37,344.
The new administration will take office during a ceremony at 1 p.m. July 1 at City Hall.
Their first meeting will be held July 5 at 5 p.m.

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