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City Maps Out Road Improvements
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Riverbank is about to start work on some road and landscaping improvements.

Of three contracts that were due to be awarded at Monday's regular Riverbank City Council meeting, George Reed Construction was the low bidder for the third phase of the downtown beatification project and likely to get the contract. His low bid of the three received was $323,886. The third phase of the project is on Third Street from Topeka Street northward to Atchison Street.

Reed also submitted the low bid for a pavement overlay on Roselle Avenue to be awarded under the consent calendar. Reed's bid out of three submitted was for $323,886 to complete the pavement overlay of Roselle Avenue all the way from the Ross Street intersection southward to Claribel Road.

Torn up repeatedly for the laying of sewer, water and storm drain pipes during construction of housing subdivisions on both sides, Roselle was only patched at intervals and still rated one of the bumpiest roads in Riverbank.

Also on the consent calendar Monday was the award of a third construction contract, for median landscape improvements on Oakdale Road. The bids were due to be opened last Thursday and information on the bidders and their amounts not available on the agenda.

Upcoming events listed on the agenda included:

Wednesday, May 12 - Youth in Government Day when selected Riverbank High and Cardozo Middle school students shadow city staff for a morning's work and then hold a mock City Council meeting.

Saturday, May 22 - Movie Night, a free outdoor screening of the original Willy Wonka movie, from 8 p.m. at Jacob Myers Park. Call 209-863-7150 for information.

Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23 - Relay For Life from 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Riverbank High football field. Call 209-863-7111 for more information on this 24-hour fundraiser for cancer research.

Monday, May 31 - City Hall offices will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.

Wednesday, June 2 - First Farmers Market of the summer from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Center. Vendors needed, Call 209-863-7153.