The result of a convoluted discussion and vote during their November 19 meeting is Centralia’s Board of Aldermen is still moving forward with their plan to pave Randolph Road.
At Centralia City Hall, during their final meeting of the month they voted not to abandon the project.
“Keep in mind,” Tim Grenke, Centralia mayor, said to the aldermen, “until we sign the contract with the contractors, we are not obligated to move forward and do this project. If the bids come in way low, great we do the project. If they come in too high, we don’t have to pull the trigger on the project.”
The project in question is paving Randolph Road with concrete, from the intersection of Hwy. 22 and Randolph Road, to Rowland Road, which leads to Show-Me Shortline, owned by Chris Finck. That would yield a 38-foot wide street, with curb and gutter, to the intersection of Randolph and Remington, with a narrower section without full curb and gutter, the rest of the way to Rowland.
For more, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.