Avondale Estates City Commission to consider contract for North Woods project phase oneLake Avondale. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Avondale Estates, GA — The Avondale Estates City Commission will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. The City Commission meeting will be held via Zoom.
During the regular meeting, the City Commission will consider authorizing the city manager to contract with Centennial Contractor Enterprises to construct phase one of the North Woods project. Phase one is primarily focused on building the recreational trails and must be completed by June 30 under the terms of the land and water conservation fund grant the city received.
The North Woods project dates back to 2008 when the city created the Lake Avondale Master Plan which included a subsequent North Woods rain garden concept plan to mitigate erosion, said Marco Ancheita of Lord Aeck Sargent at a meeting in March 2021.
At the Jan. 12 City Commission meeting, the board decided to pursue completing the project through the state bid process and to phase the project, after rejecting the sole bid from Reeves Young, which came in at a cost of over $1 million for the base bid and about $340,000 for the alternate.
During the City Commission meeting, City Manager Patrick Bryant said the bid came in 40% higher than the estimated cost.
Additionally, during the regular meeting, the City Commission will consider lifting its emergency COVID-19 restrictions.
At the work session following the regular meeting, the board will continue the discussion about gas-powered leaf blowers and if the city wants to consider banning people from using them in the city.
Also on the agenda, the City Commission will receive an update on the city’s police department and the town green market pavilion.
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