Orange Beach City Council approves allocation of funds to finish bell tower at Orange Beach High School

By Melanie LeCroy
Posted 1/15/20

Orange Beach City Council approved the allocation of $141,246 for the completion of a bell tower at the new Orange Beach High School during the Jan. 7 council meeting.

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Orange Beach City Council approves allocation of funds to finish bell tower at Orange Beach High School

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Orange Beach City Council approved the allocation of $141,246 for the completion of a bell tower at the new Orange Beach High School during the Jan. 7 council meeting.

Proposals for a cast bronze bell and installation for the new Orange Beach High School were received and opened in October last year. Sharpe, Inc. was the only firm to submit a proposal.

After considering numerous options to minimize cost and obtain the desired bell effect, the mayor and the City Council voted to move forward with a digital audio option and an aesthetic enclosure of the bell tower. The digital carillon bells, labor, materials and equipment proposal came in at $44,654. The aesthetic enclosure of the bell tower proposal came in at $96,592.

Also during the regular session, the council:

• Approved of a liquor license application for Carver's Steakhouse 25775 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Suites B, C and D.

• Postponed Resolution appropriating funds to the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber for the purpose of supporting an office in Orange Beach.

• Postponed Resolution authorizing the execution of a license agreement with Wharf Retail Properties, L.L.C., to provide office space for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber.

• Passed a resolution authorizing the purchase of a vehicle for the fire department from state bid in the amount of $32,222.

• Passed a resolution authorizing the purchase of a tractor for the Coastal Resources Department through Sourcewell in the amount of $49,902.

• Passed a resolution authorizing the sole source purchase of skid steer attachments for the Coastal Resources Department in the amount of $24,641.

• Passed a resolution authorizing the purchase of cancer insurance for Orange Beach Firefighters based on a recent act passed by the Alabama Legislature.

• Passed a resolution authorizing the purchase of stop-loss insurance for the City of Orange Beach.

• Postponed a vote on a resolution awarding the bid for Public Works building electrical and plumbing work.

• Passed a resolution appropriating funds to the Alabama Trails Commission for the 2020 Alabama Recreational Trails Conference in the amount of $1,000. The meeting will be Feb. 5 at the Gulf State Park Lodge.