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City accepts $117,000 bid for two signs
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The new brick signs will be surrounded by landscaping. - photo by Rendering provided
Hinesville City Council approved a bid Thursday for two of the four signs that will make up the Gateway Monument Sign Project, a series of welcome signs for the city.
Marcus Sack with P.C. Simonton & Associates, said the council received only one bid from Lavender and Associates out of Claxton. The bid for the two signs was for $117, 736 but does not include the price of the property, which the city has not acquired yet.
“That’s a pretty good price for two signs,” Sack said. “I feel comfortable with the one bid.”
The first two signs will each occupy a 1,126-square-foot plot of property, one on the corner of General Stewart and Highway 84 and the other on Highway 196 near Faith Baptist Church.
“Once we get the property, I think for both signs it will be about a 90-day project,” he said.
The council also heard from Liberty/Bryan Forestry Unit Chief Ranger Jeff Stone, who announced Hinesville has earned a Tree City USA designation for the 21st consecutive year. He showed council members the small metal signs that will be posted around the city to display the accomplishment.
“There are only eight cities in the state that have been tree cities longer than you have,” Stone said.  “Y’all do your part to protect trees.”
Stone announced that this year, more than 125 volunteers, helped plant more than 150 trees as part of the Arbor Day celebration. The mayor received two Tree City USA signs and a flag to display. 
Stone said the accomplishment will also help them attract business to the area.
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