Council discusses improvement projects

Two improvement projects made up the majority of the discussion at Monday night’s Red Bud City Council meeting.
The first was a request to participate in the city’s concrete program. The request was from Andrew Carter, as improvements being made to the former Firestone building, will require demolition and replacement of the current sidewalk on the east side of the building.
The aldermen were unsure of this request, as normally the city’s concrete program is for a residence and the homeowner supplies the materials and city employees provide the labor in replacing the sidewalk/curb/guttering. With this request though, Carter would be having the work done by Fruth Construction, who is doing work inside of the building.
The other improvement matter that garnered discussion was quotes for equipment installation at the Red Bud Sports Complex.
One quote, for $6,298, was to repair the backstop at ball diamond 3. The other, for $4,899, was for the installation of the equipment the Red Bud Athletic Association acquired from Red Bud Elementary School, by the Lion’s Club Pavilion.
For more from the City Council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.