F’ville to hear ordinance proposal Thursday

The Fayetteville City Council will take up a change to the purchasing ordinance and consider an improvement to the Lee Street sidewalk project at the Feb. 6 council meeting.

The council will hear the first reading of proposed changes to provide a consistent set of guidelines for administering purchasing procedures.

The only essential change to the ordinance would be changing “city council” to “governing body” to allow the Downtown Development Board and Main Street Tourism Board to fully utilize the city’s purchasing manual, said assistant finance director Ellen Walls.

Also at the meeting, council members will consider a change order on the Lee Street sidewalk project. The proposal includes using brick pavers for a portion of the project near downtown at a cost of $44,469.

If approved, the cost will be born by either federal funding or 1-cent sales tax money.

The council Feb. 4 will also consider the approved of the amended bylaws of the Main Street Tourism Association.