CENTERVILLE -- Streets in the entire Northridge subdivision are set to be resurfaced.
The Centerville City Council approved a contract this week to repave the subdivision's half-dozen streets at a total cost of $83,793.
Mike Brumfield, the city's director of operations, told council members that state funds will cover the bulk of the costs, leaving the city to pay $20,409.
State funding is through the Georgia Department of Transpiration's Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.
To save money on the resurfacing project, Centerville officials made the work part of an ongoing cooperative contract initiative involving the cities of Centerville, Warner Robins, Perry, Byron and Hawkinsville as well as Houston, Dooly and Pulaski counties.
Brumfield said work on the subdivision's streets could begin anytime after March 22 but must be completed by Sept. 25. He said because the overall contract involves numerous communities, a specific start date can't be determined.
Also at the council's Tuesday work session, members agreed to spend $5,830 for fireworks for the city's June 30 Fourth of July Celebration.
Kristi Bedingfield, city clerk and head of the celebration committee, told the council the previously budgeted money would provide a "bigger and better" fireworks display this year and that, at residents' requests, the firework show is being extended from about 15 minutes to 20 minutes or more.
The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall on Church Street with fireworks starting just after dark.
Contact writer Michael W. Pannell at firstname.lastname@example.org.