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5/8/2018 - Greensburg Board of Works Meeting - Click here to print this information

The Greensburg Board of Works met Monday evening. The meeting began with the opening of bids for 3 different paving projects. The funding will come from money that would have been used if the city had received full funding for Community Crossings Matching Grants projects in 2017. Dave O'Mara Contractors Inc, Globe Asphalt Paving Company and Milestone Contrators submitted bids for the projects. The projects and bids are:

-Davidson Street from Main Street to Central Avenue

O'Mara - $126,504.47
Globe Asphalt - $139,257.95
Milestone - $168,430.55

-Wilder Street from South Michigan Avenue to Main Street and Macy Lane from Greenview Drive to Freeland Road

O'Mara - $116,190.50
Globe Asphalt - $130,607.25
Milestone - $156,924.10

-Kathy's Way at North Michigan Avenue to Neil Solgere Way and West Washington Street from Ireland Street to West Street

O'Mara - $135,406.40
Globe Asphalt - $151,718.45
Milestone - $185,955.05

Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper provided the board with bids for a new 2018 one ton regular cab 4WD truck with salt spreader and snow plow capability. The new truck would replace a 1997 Dodge that will be sold for salvage. Quotes were received from local Dodge, Chevrolet, and Ford dealerships. Based on availability and cost, the board approved purchasing a 2018 Chevrolet 3500 from Tom Sibbitt Chevrolet for $30,463.20. The vehicle is available immediately and the price is under the budgeted amount of $31,000. The truck does have extra options, including additional cab lights and trailer mirrors. Mr. Klosterkemper and City Engineer Ron May then took the paving bids to verify prices and return later in the meeting to make recommendations.

Carrie Harkness requested, and received approval, to block off 3 parking spots in front of Square Deals at 108 E. Washington Street for a sidewalk sale on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Wendy Blake from Main Street Greensburg requested, and received approval, to close Washington Street from east of Broadway Street to the south lot on Franklin Street and north on Broadway for the Tenderloin Throwdown on June 23rd. Greensburg Police Chief Brendan Bridges requested, and received approval, to close a portion of Central Avenue beginning at 8:00 am and lasting 20-30 minutes to support the Schools Foundation 5K on June 9th.

Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Jeff Smith requested, and received approval for, payment number 13 in the amount of $268,730.00 to Strand and Associates for the sewer project. The project should finish in August. Water and Wastewater Billing Office Manager Donna Lecher received approval for an account adjustment of $1,832.23.

City Engineer Ron May provided an update on the Lincoln Street Rehabilitation Project from Main Street to Walnut Street. The contractor has been given notice to proceed. Work will begin as early as May 14th, but possibly not until May 15th. The project will close Lincoln Street from Main Street to just north of North Street with the work level increasing after the conclusion of the school semester. When the south portion is almost complete, work will begin from north of North Street to Walnut Street. The road closure completion date is October 5th with all work completed by October 30th. Applicable portions of Lincoln Street will remain closed throughout the project.

Mr. Klosterkemper came back before the board and ensured the accuracy of the bids received for the paving projects. Based on recommendations, the board awarded all 3 projects to Dave O'Mara Contractors at a total price of $378,101.37. The board also approved the On Site Construction Engineering Services Contract for Veterans Way Phase II to American Structurepoint at a cost of $359,652.39 with 80 percent eligible for reimbursement.

The board will hold its next meeting on June 4th at 5:00 pm at Greensburg City Hall.

Tom Flemming-WTRE News

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