Special Session Held for Neosho Golf Cart Path Project

Oct. 26 – NEOSHO, Mo. – A rush for asphalt ahead of a deadline pushed the Neosho City Council into a special session on Tuesday, with an acceptance of the offer and a first reading for an ongoing contract for a project at Neosho Golf Course.

The meeting also allowed the board to give a boost to two other ongoing projects.

The board voted 6-0 to select a $120,613 bid from Double Down Asphalt, of Neosho, to apply an overlay to golf cart paths on the course. Later in the meeting, the board also initially approved by a 6-0 vote a contract with the company to carry out the work.

Council Member Charles Collinsworth was absent from the meeting.

The project includes paving and repairing paths along the back nine of the course, according to city documentation. The path, 6 feet wide and 2 inches deep, stretches 11,550 feet across the course.

City manager David Kennedy said the special session was organized to speed up the process – the company would like to complete the project before asphalt suppliers close for the season, he said.

Normally, the process of accepting an offer and agreeing on a contract spans at least three meetings. While every non-urgent measure requires a first reading and vote, then a second and third reading with an additional vote, the board has in the past overlapped the second and third reading of a bid acceptance with the first reading. of a contract.

The contract with Double Down is expected to be officially approved at the November 1 meeting.

During the special session, the board also granted initial approval for two other contracts for which bids were approved. Both approvals were made with 6 votes to 0:

—A $17,260 contract with Stafford Fencing, of Neosho, to construct a dog park at Scenic Park, 1500 N. Main Ave.

The park will include fenced areas for smaller and larger dogs, as well as an indoor entry enclosure. The park will have 284 feet of fencing at 4 feet high. In addition, a water station for dogs will be installed on a concrete slab.

—A $116,795 contract with Construction Services Group, of Neosho, to build toilets in Morse Park. The project includes two 12-by-20-foot restroom buildings at the north and south ends of the park to address many issues with existing bathrooms, according to city documentation.