Engineer provides courthouse parking lot update

Coffee County Engineer Marty Lentz provided an update on the parking lot construction at the Coffee County Courthouse in Enterprise to the Coffee County Commission at its regular meeting on Aug. 26.

“Last week some curb and gutter was placed and then the county crews—once the curbing and gutter was down—and started hauling and placing the base material and got about three quarters of the way from having all the base hauled in there,” Lentz said.

He said that the rain the weekend before had stopped the county from being able to pave the parking lot during the week of Aug. 26.

Lentz later said that the county could start paving the lot on Sept. 5 or Sept. 6 if the weather holds out and it doesn’t rain.

He said that once the paving is complete, the project will be about 85 percent complete. After the paving is complete, the county will still have to landscape the parking lot, erect two street lights for the lot and stripe the lot, according to Lentz.

In other business, Lentz requested permission to advertise the vacation of property on County Road 516. He said the county had received a petition from adjourning land owners to vacate the northern portion of County Road 516 from the intersection at County Road 514 south along County Road 516 for 730 feet.

The commission unanimously accepted the petition into the minutes and gave permission to advertise.

The public hearing for the vacation of the property was set for Sept. 23 in conjunction with the commission meeting on the same day.

Lentz also asked the commission for permission to send out bids for annual materials. It was passed unanimously.

County Administrator Rod Morgan requested the commission appoint City of Enterprise Special Projects Coordinator Kay Kirkland to the Southeast Community Action Partnership Board of Directors to serve the rest of Carol Lane’s term.

“Circumstances—unfortunately—have required Mrs. Lane to resign from the SEACAP Board and the City (of Enterprise) has asked that the commission appoint Kay Kirkland to serve the remainder of Mrs. Lane’s term on the SEACAP Board of Directors,” Morgan said.

The request was approved unanimously.

Near the end of the meeting, the commission recessed for 15 minutes before discussing the general budget for the Fiscal Year 2020. The budget will be finalized at the Sept. 3 work session.

The next Coffee County Commission meeting will be Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. at the government complex in New Brockton. The meeting is open to the public.

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