Coweta to seek bids on Brown's Mill ParkBy SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
The construction project at the Brown's Mill Battlefield Park should be going out for bids in August.
Sandra Parker, Coweta's comprehensive planner, told the Coweta County Commissioners Tuesday night the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to include the Brown's Mill project in its August letting.
Parker asked the commissioners to adopt an "authorizing resolution to update the sponsor contract in the TE agreement in preparation for an August let."
The resolution was originally authorized last October, for letting in January 2012. But that was delayed because of "problems encountered in the design," Parker said.
"Now that design and bid package approvals are in place," the engineering firm working on the project asked the commissioners for an update to the agreement.
Parker said after the meeting that the actual construction is only expected to take 120 days, once it begins.
The $300,000 TE grant will pay for the "west side amenity area," which includes a parking lot, trail head, a pavilion and a lawn, but no restrooms or water. Coweta County is required to contribute a 20 percent "match" towards the project cost.
The county will be constructing trails with a $100,000 reimbursable grant from the Recreational Trails Program.
The Battle of Brown's Mill took place July 30-31, 1864. The cavalry battle was one of the few Confederate victories in Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. The county-owned battlefield site is located on Millard Farmer Road near Old Corinth Road.