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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:50 pm

Meeting a day earlier than normal, the Franklinton Board of Aldermen went through the process of awarding bids for two police cars Monday.

One bid was received for a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. The $650 bid was opened by town clerk Merty Fitzmorris. The submission met the minimum bid of $500 and was awarded to a Bogalusa resident.

No bids were received on the other car, a 2002 Ford Taurus. The Police Department will be able to dispose of the car, Mayor Wayne Fleming said.

Fitzmorris presented the financial statements for the month of March. The general fund had revenue of $326,917.29, expenses of 301,779.57, interest income of $52.31 and operating transfers out of $20,668.25.

The account, she said, has a positive balance for the month of $4,521.78 and a positive year-to-date balance of $89,868.49.

Alderman John L. Daniel discussed citizens’ positive response to renovations recently completed at the town’s youth baseball and softball fields.

New fencing was installed and the bathrooms were renovated at the seven baseball fields, and the fencing was replaced at the both softball fields.

“We’ve gotten a lot of good, positive comments on how clean the bathrooms were and the fencing that we did up there, so that was $46,000 that was well spent,” he said.

The boys’ teams have about 500 participants, and about 300 girls are involved in softball, Daniel said.

More work is on the way for the fields next year, Fleming said.

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