By CRAIG HALL
The Heavener City Council approved a request by Kansas City Southern Railroad to construct a new bridge on Old Pike Road in their meeting on Thursday night.
Mayor Troy Dyer along with all the council members Gail Nichols, Joey Clubb, Kathy Guinn and Melinda Ballantine were present for the meeting.
KCS has offered to build a new bridge to allow its trucks access to the fuel station. The new bridge will have an 80,000 ton capacity. KCS will also do an overlay on the road back through the intersection to Industrial Road.
Once work commences, the road will be closed. Work is estimated to last approximately a month.
The council also approved declaring property at 301 E. Ave. A as surplus and taking bids to sell the property. The home and lot were given to the city by Wells Fargo. Minimum bid for the property will be $10,000 and bids will be taken for three weeks.
Country Home Enterprises was approved to remodel the bathrooms at city hqall to make them A.D.A. approved. The bid was for $9,250.
Under the city manager’s report, Larry Jones reported there have been some leaks at the Medical Center and it needs a new roof. He will take bids for the work. The proposed charter changes has been published in the Poteau Daily News and will be in the Heavener Ledger the first week of April.
Jones also discussed the situation with the city judge and if the council wants him to contact parties to see if anybody else would be interested when the position opens up in July.