Paul Stensrud, founder of Jesus Cares at Exit 0 — a homeless outreach group — and member of the city’s task force that was formed agreed that the resolution adopted was a good first step.
“I believe this is a great start to things ... and communication is what’s going to be key here,” he said.
Stensrud did offer one request, that he would prefer having Exit 0 volunteers conduct the sweeps for the city.
The board of public works agreed to continue to work with Stensrud and other homeless advocates and the resolution was unanimously approved.
Paving bids opened
Bids for paving work in the city were opened during Wednesday’s meeting. Four bids were received that included a variety of price points per ton and all were taken under advisement. Many of the prices were dependent upon whether the city or the contractor kept the millings from the work.
For paving only on large jobs, Louisville Paving Co. Inc. offered a price of $61.09 per ton; MAC Construction and Excavating Inc. offered a price of $54 per ton; Gohmann Asphalt and Construction Inc.’s price totaled $57 per ton; and Hall Contracting’s price was $62.14 per ton.
Upcoming road closures
The board of public works approved road closures from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12 for the annual Leprechaun Run.
The two-mile race will cause the closure of Chestnut Street from Spring to Main streets in Jeffersonville. It was previously approved by a special-events committee and unanimously approved by the board of public works Wednesday.