LOCUST GROVE – The Locust Grove City Council has approved a contract for construction services related to the Tanger Park project.

The park will be located along the east side of Tanger Boulevard, south of the developments at Patriots Point and Ridge Plaza, and according to city documents, will provide citizens with a “designated place for passive recreation.”

The contract is with Magnum Contracting LLC for $823,472.73. The bid was awarded to Magnum at the council’s May 4 meeting, and the contract was approved at the meeting Monday evening.

Under the contract, Magnum is required to substantially complete the project within 165 days of the execution of the contract, and final payment for the work is required within 180 days without incurring penalties.

The scope of the work includes utility installation, grading work and the installation of a large dog park, a small dog park and a perimeter walking trail.

According to City Manager Tim Young, another contract will be brought before the Locust Grove City Council at a later date for other amenities such as a pavilion and a restroom facility.

The contract was unanimously approved by the Locust Grove City Council, which held the Monday meeting in a hybrid in-person and remote format. Multiple members of the council, Mayor Robert Price, Young and City Clerk Misty Spurling were on hand at City Hall, while Councilman Rudy Breedlove appeared from a remote location.

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A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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