Highland City Council opened bids for the city's hanging limbs, stumps and dangerous trees at their regular monthly meeting June 9 at Highland City Hall.
The lowest bidder was Mills Backhoe at $15,090, but the bid did not comply with the city's bid requirements in that they did not have workman's comp insurance coverage. The next lowest bider, Talley Tree Master was awarded the contract for $25,000.
In other business, the city passed an ordinance that would require a homeowner, builder or contractor to obtain a permit from Highland Planning and Zoning.
Ordinance 09-02 requires any homeowner, builder or contractor to obtain a permit on any remodel or renovation project that requires reconfiguration of electrical or plumbing systems. The ordinance also requires the person to display the permit until the construction is complete.
Those who fail to obtain a permit will be fined $50 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense and $500 for the third and other offenses thereafter.
In other business, Alderman Lawrence Allen made a motion to add $50,000 to the road budget. The motion was passed and the city will be accepting bids for street paving in the Highland area.
Those interested in submitting bids for the paving of streets in Highland may pick up a bid form at Highland City Hall.
Highland City Council will meet in their next regular meeting July 7 at 7 p.m. at Highland City Hall.