After the Boaz City Council voted to enter a maintenance agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), the access road located off U.S. Highway 431 between Martin Avenue and Seay Avenue in Boaz will be repaved.

“The asphalt there is in disrepair,” Boaz Street Superintendent Kenny Smith said. “We want to pave that area to better serve those businesses, and we have to get a permit and enter into a maintenance agreement with ALDOT to be able to do it.”

Smith said he expects a relatively quick turnaround for the project’s completion.

“I say pretty quick,” Smith said. “It could be a month to six weeks, or it could be two weeks because they all know it’s coming. We’ve talked to them about it and met the engineers, so I expect it to move pretty quick, but we’re just not sure how quick.”

Boaz Mayor David Dyar said it’s a project that the city has worked toward for nearly four months.

“It’s been a lengthy process,” Dyar said. “But anytime you work with ALDOT, it’s going to be a bit longer because that’s just the way it works.

“I’m just really glad we’re going to be able to help those businesses in that area.”

In other business:

• The council approved accounts payable vouchers dated May 30 through June 7 totaling $757,947.18.

• The council voted to enter a contract with Alan Kitchens, M.D. for medical director services for the Boaz Fire Department. The Boaz Fire Department must have a contract with a doctor for off-line medical services due to providing an ambulance service to the City of Boaz.

• David Sexton, president of the Alabama School of Gospel Music, spoke to the council under public comments to talk about his program, and he thanked the City of Boaz and Snead State Community College for hosting his program.

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