Hinesville city council met in regular session April 14 via teleconference.
City Manager Kenneth Howard was set to present a “pandemic outbreak or Similar Illness Policy, but it was removed from the agenda. That policy is set to be an agenda item for the May 7, meeting.
In other business, council:
• Approved Utilivsion, out of Macon, to be the new service provider for the city’s water tank maintenance at a cost of $134,050 for the first year.
The city had already allocated $146,500 in the 2020 budget, which was the price for the previous maintenance provider.
Approved M.W. Collins of Cobbtown as the vendor for the yard debris grinding proposal at a cost of $45,000.00.
The council reviewed bids for the Liberty Transit Consulting Services. The current operating agreement with Transdev will expire Oct. 31. The bids were opened on March 11 and the transit committee reported they received only one bid from S.L. King Technologies Inc., for $39,921. On March 16, the committee reviewed the proposal and started to negotiate the price. The Liberty Transit Steering Committee reviewed the revised cost on April 9 for a proposal and contract for $21,805.91 with an estimated 128 hours. The Steering Committee approved a recommendation that the contract be brought before Council for award at the April 14 meeting. The bid was approved.
To read the entire Pandemic Outbreak or Similar Illness Policy, click on the document posted online. The proposed policy starts on page 24.