Snapp Road repairs on agenda

Storm damage requires quick action
Feb. 25, 2013 @ 12:16 AM

When it meets at 6 p.m. today, the Board of Mayor and Alderman will consider a contract with Whaley and Sons, Inc., to repair recent storm damage on Snapp Road. Expenses would be as much as $130,000.

Because of "stream bank erosion in four different areas," public works director Bryon Fortner wrote in a board memorandum, "roadway safety has been compromised and emergency repairs are necessary."

Given the emergency, Fortner suggests that the city's bid process be waived.

Monday's meeting was rescheduled from Feb. 18 because of the Presidents Day holiday.

In other business, the board will consider:

- An ordinance annexing Northview Academy land

- A plan of services for the Northview Academy land

- Changing the time of Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m.

- Closing and abandoning the right of way of a portion of Medical Park Court

- Designating property near Swaggerty Road as R-3, high density residential

- An agreement with Cigna to continue administrative services

- A benefit consultant agreement

- Health plan pre-certification

- A health plan pharmacy benefit amendment

- A child safety seat grant from the Tennessee Department of Health

- Closing a section of Veterans Boulevard for a May 5 foot race

- Closing a portion of Dolly Parton Parkway, Old Newport Highway and Cherokee Circle for an April 27 road race

- Expenses in excess of $5,000

kburns@themountainpress.com