After getting final approval of the plans and finishing materials Tuesday night, White Bluff will begin advertising for bids to build the new Zollie H. Bibb Jr. and Hazel C. Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center this week and hopes to select a contractor in January. At a special session of the town council Tuesday, Mayor Linda Hayes said local businessman Richard Bibb approved the plans and proposed materials Monday. Bibb has pledged $1.3 million for construction and donated five acres on Old Charlotte Road for the civic center, which will be named for his parents. Jeff Corlew of C&I Design said the final floor plans he presented remain unchanged, with a common area at the entrance that includes a display area, a conference room, auditorium, warming kitchen, senior citizen area, two classrooms, children’s area and space for the Jennie Woodworth Memorial Library. Public Works Director Jeff Martin said one of the requests made by Bibb is the town include an option for bids to determine the price difference in concrete and asphalt for the parking lot. Corlew said the proposal includes double the needed electrical load to be able to accommodate future development that could include an outdoor amphitheater, pavilions and more. With the council’s unanimous approval Tuesday night, Corlew said he hopes to begin soliciting bids by Friday, schedule a pre-bid conference for Dec. 10 and schedule the bid opening for Dec. 20. If needed, he said the opening could be postponed to Jan. 6, the day before the council’s January meeting where he hopes the town will be able to award a construction contract. Work on the new center would begin as soon as weather permits with an expected completion before the end of 2014.