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4/3/2018 - Greensburg Board of Works and Redevelopment Commission Meetings - Click here to print this information

The Greensburg Board of Works met Monday evening. The meeting began with City Engineer Ron May opening the bids received for the Lincoln Street Rehabilitation Project and the Community Crossing Matching Grant Project 3.

Five companies submitted bids for the Lincoln Street project and four companies submitted bids for the Community Crossing project. Each company had the option to submit a bid deduction if awarded both contracts. The companies submitting bids for the Lincoln Street project were:

-Dave O'Mara Contractor, Inc with a base bid of $1,272,000 with a $2,500 deduction if awarded both contracts

-Globe Asphalt with a bid of $1,083,283.95

-Johannigman Excavating, Inc with a bid of $1,194,199.67

-Olco, Inc with a bid of $1,190,800

-Paul H. Rohe Company with a bid of $1,357,735.

Bids for the Community Crossing Matching Grant Project 3 were:

-Dave O'Mara Contractor, Inc with a bid of $183,948.35 with a $1,000 deduction if awarded both contracts

-Globe Asphalt with a bid of $169,735

-Milestone Contractors with a bid of $239,987.60

-Paul H. Rohe Company with a bid of $206,798.60 with a $1,000 deduction if awarded both contracts

The board agreed to take the bids under advisement until all information was reviewed by Mr. May and Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper.

The board approved several requests for street closures to include:

-Carol Davis for the Sturge-Weber Research Awareness 5K scheduled for May 19th

-Mark Carman for the Fall Festival on September 21st and 22nd. He requested closure of Broadway and Washington throughout the event beginning at 6:00 am on September 21st and Franklin Street on September 22nd for the parade and car show.

-Jill Pratt, representing the Greensburg/Decatur County Library, requested closure of a portion of Washington Street near the library from 1:00-3:00 pm for the Touch a Truck event on June 20th

-Earl Six, for use of the City Hall parking lot on June 23rd for the Operation Freedom Ride. The board approved this request contingent on all participants signing a release form

Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Jeff Smith submitted payment 12 totaling $334,831.78 to Strand and Associates. He submitted change orders totaling $45,353.46 that will increase the total cost of the project to $5,080,159.73 and add 14 days to the project with an expected completion date of August 1st. He submitted a proposal for engineering service totaling approximately $92,000. The board approved all of the requests.

The Police Department and Street Departments received approval to dispose of equipment. Police Chief Brendan Bridges addressed the board and requested an executive session to discuss the Reserve Program. The session will take place on April 18th at 6:00 pm. Chief Bridges also announced that CPT Mike McNealy has assumed the duties of Assistant Chief. CPT McNealy will continue to serve as the Captain of the Investigations Department.

Greensburg Fire Chief Steve Garrett presented the board with a 3 year contract for fire prevention with Honda. The board approved the contract. Chief Garrett also announced that agility testing will take place on May 5th with information available through the Fire Department and its social media pages.

City Engineer Ron May and Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper returned to the meeting and reported that they had verified the bids for both street projects. The only change was the Lincoln Street bid from Olco, Inc. was lower at $1,186,705.36.

The board awarded the Community Crossing Matching Grant Project 3 contract to Globe Asphalt. The project is a 50/50 split between the city and INDOT with each paying $84,867.50.

The board awarded the Lincoln Street project to Globe Asphalt contingent on receiving approval from the Greensburg Redevelopment Commission.

The board will hold its next meeting on May 7th at 5:00 pm at Greensburg City Hall.

Immediately following the Board of Works meeting, the Greensburg Redevelopment Commission held a special meeting. The commission met to review and take action on the Lincoln Street project contract conditionally awarded to Globe Asphalt by the Board of Works. The drainage, sidewalk, and road portions of the contract total $904,420.75 split equally between the city and INDOT. The street lighting portion of $178,863.20 would be paid solely by the RDC bringing the total to be paid from TIF funds to $631,073.58. The RDC members approved the contract.

The RDC will hold its next meeting on April 19th at 6:30 pm at Greensburg City Hall.

Tom Flemming-WTRE News

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