Newnan City Council

Public safety complex on Newnan agenda

by John A. Winters

At Tuesday’s meeting, Newnan City Council is expected to approve a final contract with the company that will build the city’s new $8.5 million public safety complex.

Potts Construction of Conyers is the construction manager at risk for the project and will be paid up to $419,764 or 2.9 percent of the project cost. A construction manager at risk means the contractor agrees to build the facility for a set price and must absorb any cost overruns.

The contract outlines the duties and responsibilities for both the city and the contractor.

The new facility, which will house the Newnan Police Department and municipal court, is being paid for with tax revenue from the recently approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Construction is expected to start later this summer, with an anticipated opening at the end of 2014. The design architect is Clark Patterson Lee, which will be paid almost $400,000. 

Council will meet at city hall on LaGrange Street at 6:30 p.m.

Council also is expected to approve the purchase of two small parcels of land for $10,800. The properties include 0.16 acres on Temple Avenue and 0.44 acres on Clark Street. 

“Staff has determined that these two small lots are situated in an area which may be advantageous to the city in future years,” according to staff documents. “Due to its proximity to the Maggie Brown School complex, the acquisition price appears to be a reasonable expenditure. Both lots are vacant.”

Also Tuesday, council will hold public hearings on eight houses to vote on resolutions on whether to repair or demolish them. Those are located at: 3 Westgate Circle, 5 South Annie Street, 7 Burdett Place, 7 Upper Main Street, 11 Westgate Park Court, 24 Highland Park Drive, 79 Spence Avenue, and 121 Boone Drive.

In other action, council:

Is expected to award a $226,444 bid to Baldwin Paving Company Inc., four mill and inlay work on four downtown streets. The project involves about 14,900 square yards and includes Spring, East Washington, Perry and East Broad streets.

Will hear a request from the SummerGrove Social Committee to hang a banner from May 20-24 for graduating seniors and during dates covering Memorial Day, July 4 and Veterans Day to honor military heros on the gazebo by the front entrance to SummerGrove off Lower Fayetteville Road.

Will hear another request from the SummerGrove Social Committee to place four 3-by-3-foot signs at entrances along Lower Fayetteville Road from April 29 to May 6 and Sept. 12-16 for the spring and fall community-wide garage sales.



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