Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (April 16). Minutes and second readings were approved. The consent agenda was approved, with the removal of one item for further discussion.
The item removed was the acceptance of the bids and approval of a construction contract with Hoopaugh Grading Company in the amount of $2,670,943.60. This is for construction services related to the Project Cure site at Trivium Corporate Center for grading and road development. The center is located in southeast Hickory. Following the removal of this item from the consent agenda and discussion, it was approved unanimously.
Another item approved as part of the consent agenda was the acceptance of the bid and award of the contract to Neill Grading and Construction Company in the amount of $1,418,550. This is for construction services related to the Union Square Structures and Lighting Project planned as a component of the bond projects for City Walk.
In other activity at last night's Hickory City Council meeting, among the items approved under second readings were the amendment of the traffic parking ordinance for Lot 1 and the parking ordinance for the Farmer's Market. Also, Assistant City Manager and CFO Rodney Miller presented the City’s Quarterly Financial Report. Communications and Marketing Manager Dana Kaminske presented an update on the City’s Crafting the Future campaign.
Also last night, Mayor Hank Guess presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. This is the 24th consecutive year the City has received this recognition. In addition, Mayor Guess proclaimed May 2019 as Building Safety Month in the City of Hickory.