Board Of Works Approves Warranty Deed For John Williams Blvd. And Beech Street Construction

(BEDFORD) – The Board of Works accepted the warranty deed from Lawrence County for two parcels of property in the area of Beech Street and John Williams Boulevard.

During survey work for the upcoming project to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Beech Street and John Williams Blvd. officials learned that two parcels were owned by Lawrence County.

In a previous meeting the Lawrence County Commissioners voted to convey those parcels to the City of Bedford so the project could move forward.

In other business:

  • Approved placing a street light at the intersection of Sandpit and Mitchell roads. The cost of the project will be $3,866.77 with a monthly fee of $6.31. Judy Carlisle abstained from the vote.
  • Approved the painting of a crosswalk on the roadway for children to access a playground located across the street on Hillcrest Road. Bedford Mayor Sam Craig also asked for the placement of signage to be added to that request so kids will know where to walk, and traffic to be aware of the crossing. “I made a solemn pledge to parents and to grandparents to be watchful for their safety. The passage of this is another example of fulfilling that pledge,” said Brad Bough, who was instrumental in putting in this request.
  • The Board of Works also approved three minor subdivisions that were approved by the Plan Commission.
    • Robert Armstrong’s request for Hampton Inn at 1322 Becky Skillman Way for three lots. Two of those lots will be sold.
    • Gary Sanders’ request for Southridge Subdivision located at 25th and L streets, lots 62-64.
    • Gary Sanders’ request for Southridge Subdivsion located at 25th and L streets, lots on the south side Lot 2 in Block D of Ray and Woods out lots.