City OKs new police uniforms

Published 6:39 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Troy’s boys (and girls) in blue will be receiving new police uniforms from Azar’s Uniforms in Montgomery.

The Troy City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to award the bid to the Montgomery business. They were the only company to submit a bid with all information requested by the city.

Dana Safety Supply out of Greensboro, N.C. only provided specific bid amounts for two out of eight items on the uniform list.

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Also on Tuesday night, the council carried over the decision for a bid award to the construction company who will be building the city’s new Nutrition Center. The council plans to vote on the issue at the next session in order to get clarification on a few items.

The two bidders up for the project are Bob Morrow Construction, with a base bid of $900,000, and Whaley Construction, with a base bid of $698,000.

The council also heard the first reading of an ordinance that would rezone property at the east right of way of South Brundidge Street and the north right of way of Madison Street.

The approval of the ordinance would rezone .03 acres of property from High Density Residential Zoning to Central Business District Zoning. The planning board already approved the apartments and the number of units for the property, but the zoning description didn’t include the property behind the apartments.

On Dec. 13, the council adopted an ordinance to sell property in Troy Industrial Park South to Ward’s Woodworks, LLC. Tuesday night, the council amended the property description.

The council also unanimously voted to give authority to the city to purchase an undisclosed property for an undisclosed price, discussed in the council’s executive committee session.

Mayor Jimmy Lunsford explained to those present that discussing the numbers publicly could drive up the property’s price.

Lastly, the council voted to reappoint James Roling to the Troy Public Education Building Authority with a term of six years and Sherrill Crowe to the Troy Hospital Healthcare Authority until Jan. 26, 2016.