Council accepts bids, appoints committee members

Paragould City Clerk Andrea Williams reads the oath of office to swear in city council members (clockwise from Williams’ right) Lindsey Boggs of Ward 3 position 2, Jeremy Biggs of Ward 2 position 1 and Mark Rowland of Ward 1 position 1. Boggs is newly elected, while Biggs embarks on his fourth term and Rowland begins his 12th.

The Paragould City Council has accepted the low bids in all cases for this year’s Street Department supplies.

The council accepted bids from:

Paragould-based Delta Asphalt (the only bid received) for all its asphalt supplies

Vulcan Materials Co., of Black Rock, which beat out Pocahontas-based Capital Quarries Co., for chat as well as for hauling the materials. The council chose Boyd Bros. Transportation of Black Rock as a backup for hauling.

NEAR Ready Mix of Paragould (again, the only bid) for concrete

Dexter, Mo.-based Hessling Construction, Inc. (likewise the only bid) for mowing of the Eight-Mile Creek area and various ditches in the city

Piperton, Tenn.-based Traf-Mark (the sole bidder) for striping of its roads, left-turn lanes, stop lines and railroad crossings

ADS Pipe, of Cabot, for plastic drain tiles, and North Little Rock-based Contech Engineering Solutions for metal tiles. Each company was the only bid for the specified type of tile.

“This is something we have to do every year,” said Paragould Mayor Josh Agee, “so the Street Department can do their work.”

The council also adopted an ordinance to set the annual salaries of the Paragould City Clerk and the City Attorney. As enacted, the annual salary for the city clerk is $62,334.18, while that for the city attorney is $48,940.96.

The council also appointed these individuals to city boards and commissions:

Advertising and Promotion Commission

Ward 1 position 1 council member Neal Adams, as one of two City Council representatives, to serve a term coincident with his term of office on the city council. His term expires on Dec. 31, 2022.

Marilyn White, reappointed as a representative of the hotel industry. Her term expires at the end of this year.

Airport Commission

Andy Ford, whose five-year term expires at the end of 2025. He is reappointed.

Parks and Recreation Commission

Bryce Anderson, Jacob Kellett and Shaelynn Nunn, each of whose terms expire at the end of 2023. Each is reappointed.

Planning and Zoning Commission

Jake Bland and Marty Buchman are reappointed, while Bill Mitchell is newly appointed, each to a three year term expiring at the end of 2023.

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