Bedford Board of Works approves Granite Inliner to perform sewer work

BEDFORD – The Bedford Board of Works voted to hire Granite Inliner to make repairs to the sewer lines at two locations in the city.

The first project is to repair 495 feet of the sewer line on Q street near 10th street at a cost of $22,215 and to repair a sewer line on G Street between 21st and 22nd streets at a cost of  $20,312.

The repairs on G street turned into an emergency situation when sewage leaks were causing issues for residents. Bedford Utilities had to respond eight times in a three-week period after complaints from concerned citizens.

In other business the board:

  • Approved a standard operating procedure to allow officials to call in off-duty firefighters if needed to work at a large fire.
  • Approved a subdivision request from L & C Morris to divide the property into three lots on John Williams Boulevard.
  • Approved a subdivision request from Decard & Associates at 22nd and I Street.
  • Approved OSHA Training for 20 employees. The training will $3,750.
  • Approved the renewal of the Rave Mobile contract at $4,369. This service provides text message notifications to residents and city employees of emergencies, SMART 9-1-1, and boil orders.
  • Approved an engagement letter for Crowe in regards to the bond issued through the State Revolving fund
  • Approved nine parking spaces in the 1300 block of I street for Healthy Balance who purchased the former Eagles Building. The board also approved a crosswalk on I street between 13th and 14th streets.
  • Approved work from Baker Tilly on Bedford Mayor Sam Craig’s request for budget analysis and recommendation on how to spend funds for capital projects.
  • The board hired Tony Kinser Auction Services to auction off the former StoneGate North building on I Street and four lots. The minimum bid will be $100,000.
  • Approved the resignation of Bedford Police Officer Jeremy Crane. Crane resigned on June 3, 2021.