Bid awarded for access road

Atmore City Council members swept through a two-item agenda in less than five minutes Monday (February 13), accepting a bid for construction of the industrial access road to the new Brown Precision factory and giving the green light to another parade.

The council, short one member due to the illness of District 3’s Chris Walker, unanimously approved a resolution to accept the bid submitted by Grady Ralls & Sons to build the access road to the new industrial facility.

The Evergreen contractor submitted the lowest bid – $2,414,872.37 – to construct the Rivercane Industrial Park entry road, which will be called Innovation Parkway. District 4’s Susan Smith said the city received 16 bids for the project.

“I just want y’all to know that right now, it’s still lower than what we thought it was going to be,” Mayor Jim Staff said. “Grady Ralls got the bid; he’s a very good contractor.”

The council also approved request from Ladies of Essence for a permit to conduct a Mardi Gras parade. The parade is set to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.

With no other business on tap, the meeting was adjourned.