Contractor aims to please city officials

The contractor who resurfaced 4th Ave. S.W. has committed to city of Cairo officials to do whatever necessary to satisfy them on the project.
Cal Lauder of Cal-Mart, Inc., which was the low bidder on the resurfacing project, has met with city officials and could possibly be back at work on the job site this week, according to Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton.
“He has told us he will do whatever it takes to make it right,” the city manager said.
City officials called in a Georgia Department of Transportation engineer to inspect the resurfacing project in order to receive an independent evaluation of the work done by CMI.
According to Addleton, half of the street for a length of about 100 yards was rough rather than smooth. This typically happens when asphalt falls below the proper temperature for resurfacing.
City officials also expressed concern about an inadequate crown that caused water to pond and not flow into the newly installed curb and gutters.
The city has also awarded a $26,870 paving project to CMI for the paving of 12th St. N.E., one of the last  dirt streets in the city.
“Mr. Lauder is expanding his business and we can be a good reference for him. I’m sure he will do whatever necessary to please us,” City Manager Addleton said.

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