Last updated: August 19. 2014 8:39AM - 357 Views
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EASLEY — Easley City Council approved adding $64,000 to the contract cost for removal of crossties along the Doodle Line Corridor during its meeting Monday night.

Resolution No. 2014-07, which amended Resolution 2014-04, increases the contract amount awarded to Crossties of Ocala from $80,100 to $144,100.

Crossties of Ocala has been contracted to handle the pick up, removal and disposal of railroad crossties along the Doodle Line corridor.

The total cost of the Doodle Line project will run around $4.4 million with $3 million of that to complete the trail itself, city officials said in May. The project will either be completed in one phase or multiple phases depending on the availability of funds.

Based on a master plan unveiled in May, the city of Easley has purchased property at the corner of Cedar Rock Road and Fleetwood Drive, which will be the final destination of the trail.

Council also approved Resolution No. 2014-08 to deem Aug. 16-23 as Farmers Market Week in the City of Easley.

Lisa Garrett, who runs the Easley Farmer’s Market, said she was pleased with the resolution.

“Farmer’s Market Week can bring some awareness to the hard work of our local farmers and craftsmen,” she said.

Other business during the meeting included second reading of Ordinance No. 2014-11 to rezone approximately 0.386 acres located at 231 Washington Ave. from Residential-10 to General Commercial and a first reading of Ordinance No. 2014-12 to rezone property located at 202 S. B St. from Residential 10 to Neighborhood Commercial.

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