The Conway City Council will begin 2013 taking care of business for several departments, including an update of outdoor warning sirens.
The council has eight separate proposals to waive competitive bidding processes and award sole vending services to several entities. The services include a bucket track for the Information Technology Department, upgrade of multifunction copiers, the purchase, maintenance, and support of the Access Control System, the purchase, replacement and upgrade of outdoor warning sirens, the purchase, replacement and upgrade of mobile vehicle routers, mobile switches and peripherals and the purchase and repair of telephone systems and radio equipment.
In addition, the code enforcement department is bringing several requests for liens to be placed on certain properties throughout Conway. The city has incurred expenses totalling nearly $6,000 to keep up with code enforcement on the eight properties, one of which is 912 Front St.
The building on Front Street, which has been condemned by the city and doomed for demolition, got a reprieve in late 2011, although Robert Paullus, the structural engineer said earlier that year the building was “in imminent danger of collapse.” The lien placed on it this time is in the amount of $2,400. It is an amount for “temporary fencing” that has not been paid for the past 12 months.
In other business, the council will consider entering into an agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of Faulkner County, FCC/DD, and Faulkner County Senior Citizens Program for transportation needs within the City of Conway. The total amount of the agreement is $105,000.