The Douglasville City Council discussed the construction bid by Diversified Construction of Georgia, Inc., for the Hunter Park Pavilion Project at Thursday's work session.

Parks and Recreation Director Travis Landrum explained that the bids came back a couple of weeks ago and that Diversified Construction was the lowest and best bidder.

The total cost of the pavilion work is estimated at $66,800, with the Douglasville Masonic Lodge contributing $15,000 toward the project. The city plans to use SPLOST funds for the remainder if the work is approved at Monday's meeting.

“It came out that Diversified Construction was the best bid of those that received back,” said Landrum “We are seeking approval … to move forward with this project.”

The council on Thursday also looked over an ordinance to re-enact a policy for employee leave for bereavement.

“It was repealed in the past but we would like to re-enact this policy,” said Human Resources Director Teaa Allston. “We bring this back before you to be able to offer this leave to our employees."

Allston provided council members a list of employees a list of employees who would be affected if the policy change is made Monday along with the process employees would use to request bereavement time off.

The change was placed on the consent agenda for Monday’s meeting.

The following items are also on the consent agenda for Monday’s meeting:

• Adoption of a resolution enacting a 90-day moratorium on accepting applications for rezoning of certain areas of the City near Thornton Road.

• Authorization of City staff to advertise the intent of the Mayor and Council to consider adopting an ordinance to increase compensation by providing to the Mayor use of a City vehicle for purpose of commuting to and from City Hall and to offer a vehicle allowance as an alternative to use of a City-owned vehicle.

• Adoption of a resolution declaring April 23-29, 2017, as Georgia Cities Week within the City of Douglasville with the theme “Georgia Cities: In the Mix!”

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