By Mary Thurwachter
Lantana will spruce up the town’s 17 bus passenger shelters and benches in April.
Each will be sandblasted, primed and get a fresh coat of regal blue paint.
The shelters are 17 years old and haven’t been repainted before, says Linda Brien, the town’s director of operations.
“We are projecting the work will take about two weeks,” Brien said. Albright Construction LLC will do the job, which will cost the town $7,650.
Brien said the town had received some comments about the condition of the bus stops.
In other news:
• Mayor David Stewart was sworn in for another three years. He had no opposition, so the town didn’t have an election in March.
• Council members chose Ed Shropshire as vice mayor and Malcolm Balfour as vice mayor pro tem.
• The council waived the rental fee for the Recreation Center to permit a tent to be installed for the annual Fishing Derby from April 19-May 9. The fee is normally $25 an hour on weekdays and $75 an hour on weekend days.
• The town hired Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Co. to put on the fireworks show for the Fourth of July at a cost of $30,000. Ú