Clarksdale Public Utilities approved having the Coahoma County Road Department repair potholes at its plant on 240 Hick St. during its meeting Tuesday.
CPU general manager Curtis Boschert estimated it would cost $16,500 to pay the road department and purchase asphalt for the road. Each purchase had to be approved separately since the Coahoma County Road Department is a government entity, according to CPU board attorney David Hunt.
“Two different statutes that you have to use to break it down,” Hunt said.
Boschert felt the rates were reasonable.
“We’ve got some several bad potholes out there,” he said. “This is out at the plant.”
“It’s all messed up, so they’re just going to pave that and repair the potholes that are out there. I think their price to do that was very fair and reasonable and they have competent personnel to do the work.”
The CPU board also approved received a $13,428.20 insurance payment for a truck.
Boschert said an employee ran into a post with the truck at a plant near the warehouse.
“They totaled the truck,” Boschert said.
The board also approved a request for proposal to accept bids for truck with a crane that would do work on various things such as the lift station and sewer.
The board also approved the amended budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that comes to a close at the end of September.
Boschert said the amendments were standard.
He said a proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year will come before the board at the Sept. 22 meeting.
“There won’t be any significant changes,” Boschert said. “There shouldn’t be.”