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Pembroke approves city hall bid
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Pembroke City Council voted unanimously Monday to let Mayor Judy Cook begin negotiations with Statesboro- based Lavender & Associations on a contract for a new city hall and other work.

The firm submitted a low bid of $2,244,000 for the project and said it could finish in 360 days.

The contract will include both the new city hall and renovations to Pembroke Fire station No. 1 and the existing city hall, which will house the police department.

The new city hall will be at the intersection of Highway 67 and Strickland Street. Officials say they hope the project is completed by the end of 2021. Lavendar & Associates was the lowest of six bidders on the project. Choate Construction, Dabbs-Williams, Harper & Company, Johnson -Laux and Pioneer Construction also submitted bids, all of which came in under $2.4 million.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the council:

• Approved Diane Miller Brown’s request to hold a breast cancer awareness and cancer survivor’s walk downtown on Saturday.

It will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to start at Dubois Square.

• Approved its 2019 financial report from accountants Lanier, Deal & Proctor.

• Heard that Pembroke’s Downtown Development Authority’s Main Street Program was named Georgia’s “Main Street of the Month” by the state.

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