Surveying assetsPublished 10:52am Thursday, January 10, 2013
Jackson’s Gap council accepts bid to survey 27 acres on U.S. 280
The Jackson’s Gap town council unanimously approved the bid of $7,500 to complete a survey of 27 acres off U.S. Highway 280.
Mayor Jeff Walker said the project will provide critical information to potential businesses about the available site and is the first step in attempts to attract additional businesses to Jackson’s Gap.
“Whatever kind of business we’re looking to get in there, they are going to need this information,” Walker said.
The bid was submitted by Brian Wood of CGS Surveying with an accompanying timeline of four to five weeks.
“Chris is a reputable surveyor, and he’s estimated this will take four or five weekends,” Walker said. “This is a lot of work, and I think this bid is fair.”
The bid listed the cost of boundary survey as $1,500 and the contouring survey as $6,000. Walker said CGS Surveying will require a $1,500 retaining fee and the remaining $6,000 is due after completion.
Council member Janice Glaze made the motion to approve the bid and spoke in favor of the project.
“I make the motion we get it done,” Glaze said. “We can’t get anything else done until we do.”
The council also:
- Received a fire department update from Chief Joe Stroud. The fire department will host a pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the station. Tickets will $6 per person. The department will also hold a barbeque fundraiser Feb. 23.
- Received the updated list of committees. A development committee has been added to the list, and Mayor Jeff Walker will serve as chair. Janice Glaze and Dana Ford will also be on this committee. Walker encouraged all committee leaders to arrange meeting times within their committees.