Officials are seeking bids for construction of a new public works facility.
The projected cost of the new facility is $1 million, according to Mike Brumfield, the city’s director of operations who also oversees public works.
Brumfield got approval from City Council on Tuesday for a plan to let bids for the budgeted project.
According to Brumfield, the current facility is located in cramped quarters in a residential neighborhood that he said is too small for the city’s needs and too big for the neighborhood it’s in.
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He said the facility has been in the neighborhood for 40 years.
“Basically, we’re relocating our public works facility from the cramped space where it’s at to a two-building, maintenance-warehouse situation on about 9 acres the city owns on Elberta Road,” Brumfield said. “It will house administration offices and warehouse space for equipment. It will give us a place for vehicle storage and for parts like fire hydrants and drainage pipes.”
Brumfield said bids will be opened Dec. 1 and that he hopes construction will begin soon after. He said the project will be on about a year-long construction time frame.
“I hope we’ll be moving in about this time next year,” he said.