Gold Capital wins Florence street job

The Florence City Council at their Aug. 20 meeting awarded the bid for the street-bond project to Gold Capital Management, Inc.

Dave Shupe, presented the council with four bids for the street bond project. The bid from Gold Capital Management Inc. was $54,774.92 at 4.7 percent interest.

The council accepted Ordinance No. 741 for the main traffic way in the amount of $192,000 with a closing date of Sept. 12.

Darla Spencer, speaking on behalf of the Junior Warriors football program in Marion (fifth and sixth graders), informed the council she had been in contact with Jerry Henderson, superintendent of USD 408, and with school board members. Spencer said they are waiting to donate the football field, located at the top of Eighth Street, to the City of Florence.

Spencer said all that was needed was for the city to send the school board a letter of intent stating the field would be open for public use.

The school board will donate the field to Florence at no cost under the stipulation that if the city no longer wanted it for public use, it would revert back to the schools.

If the school would give the field to the city, the Junior Warriors would play ball here, which would bring many home games to the area.

The team has insurance that would cover the field and everyone on it, so there would be no liability for Florence.

The council tabled its decision until the Sept. 4 meeting, when the Junior Warriors will have a copy of their insurance coverage.

Darlene Leeds of the ambulance Department asked for and received permission to purchase a new CPR book, videos, training equipment and a training mannequin.

Linda Britton asked that detour signs be posted on 5th Street during the street project so that out-of-town people and vendors can find their way to Main Street.

Councilor Dan Ludwig said the light at Moses Shane Park needs to be fixed and that four posts were down.

Stuart Funk, city superintendent, received permission to purchase $1,500 worth of milled asphalt to be used to repair streets in Florence.

Funk also reported on the cost of fencing the back of the city lot. He said it would cost $1,200 for the supplies or $1,800 for ready-made sections where the employees would install the posts and the hardware.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, because Labor Day is on Monday, the usual meeting day.

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