City Council deems BBQ and Blues a success

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The Adairsville City Council work session began on an upbeat note as several citizens stood to compliment the city for two successful downtown events, the April 22 Clean-Up Day and last weekend’s BBQ & Blues.

“We had a great turnout for Clean Up Day,” City Manager Pam Madison said. “We hope that it will become an annual event. Then BBQ & Blues — everyone seemed to have a really good time. We also made enough money to fund four charities.”

Madison said all bids for the construction of the proposed splashpad park were much higher than the allotted budget and had been rejected.

“We plan to rebid the project in separate parts, instead of one big bid,” she said. “That way, smaller contractors can get involved and perhaps offer lower bids.”

The park is planned to be installed at the site of the old Adairsville utility drive-in.

Council also heard a proposal to authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement with the Georgia Dept. of Transportation and CSX Railroad to make improvements to the King St. railroad crossing.

“The engineering work is completed,” Madison said, “And this agreement gives CSX 12 months to complete the work.”

She also noted that the city’s share will be reimbursed by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation.

In other business, council:

The Adairsville City Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at city hall.