During the recent Scottsboro City Council work session bids were discussed.

City Clerk Whitney Phillips announced that one bid was posted, five bids were mailed and two bids were received for the fuel bid. Those bids included a bid from Jack Oil at .089 cents above cost on 87 and 89 octane and .095 cents above cost on diesel. Petroleum Traders bid .1206 cents above cost on 87 and 89 octane and .1288 cents above cost on diesel. It was recommended the bid be given to Jack Oil.  
Phillips announced  the oil bid as well. She said five were mailed and one was received from  Jackson County Oil.
Phillips announced the Rec Com Cleaning bid. One was posted,  eight were mailed and  two were received.  B&B bid $47,819.52 per year and Vanguard bid $ 32,964.00 per year. She recommended Vanguard from Huntsville be awarded the bid.
Council member Patrick Stewart spoke regarding the tourism grant application filed by the Scottsboro BBQ Cook-off. Stewart explained that the group is requesting $3,000.
Stewart also discussed the tourism grant application filed by the Scottsboro High School Band Boosters. It was explained that uniforms cost between $ 350- $500 per uniform and there are approximately 150 members of the band. A band competition will be held in October with bands from three different states and will host approximately 25 bands bringing in approximately 2250 students. The event expects to bring at least 4500 guests to the area. Band boosters have reached out to local businesses to find ways to bring guests back to the area following the competition. The grant requested is in the amount of $5,000.
Mayor Robin Shelton discussed storm shelters. Shelton stated that the city along with nonprofit have been having discussions regarding the shelters. Shelton stated that the location of the shelters could not be disclosed at this time. However, he requested that $50,000 from this year’s budget be allocated to go toward the purchase of the storm shelters.
Shelton discussed the Downtown Square Landscaping and requested $50,000 be set aside in this year’s budget. The landscaping will begin in October.
Shelton spoke regarding the Willow Branch Drainage project bid. The project involves the drainage ditch that goes behind the Armory across Parks Avenue, Burlington Street and near Cloverdale Nursing Home. Shelton stated the new bid has came in at budget and requested that it be awarded to CTS as the lowest responsible bidder.
Fire Chief Gene Necklaus discussed a budget amendment on the weather sirens in the city.  Necklaus said problems have been found and a quote was received in the amount of $9,426 to fix issues with the sirens. 

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