By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – The city approved a contractor on Tuesday to construct the first section of a sidewalk around Corinth National Cemetery.
The proposal from 3D Construction of Corinth for $39,925 was accepted by the Board of Aldermen to replace the sidewalk along the north side of the Corinth National Cemetery, which Community Planning and Development Director Dave Huwe described as the most demanding work of the cemetery’s four sides.
The other bidder on the project was Pittman Brothers of Corinth in the amount of $47,500.
This is the second of several projects the city will support with a donation of $125,000 that was made to the city in May. The other completed project is repaving of a 400-foot section of White Street in south Corinth at a cost of about $10,000.
The money was derived from Corinth Community Development Inc., a 1970s-era economic development fund. Executive Director Alton Thompson and board President Charles Dilworth made the donation on behalf of the organization.
Two other projects recommended for attention if the funds are available are repairs to the sidewalk on Meigg Street and help installing reflective street signs, which is required over the next couple of years under a new federal law.