07/09/13 Bids were opened for the Pioneer Drive Lift Station improvement project at Monday night’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. Four companies presented quotes ranging from $121,125 up to $198,900. The quotes were taken under advisement. Utility Superintendent Donny Davidson said they will review the quoted and make a recommendation to the Redevelopment Commission and upon their acceptance of the project the Board of Public Works and Safety can award the bid at their 22nd meeting.
Street Superintendent Jimmy Marquardt said he met with representatives from the Oak Road railroad company on July 3rd. They discussed issues with the crossing. Marquardt said the railroad wants to totally close the crossing in both directions for up to a week to fix the crossing. They will pull up the rubber fillers and work on the rails and then the city will be responsible to back fill the area and replace with asphalt.
In other business City Engineer Rick Gaul asked to approval to approach the City Plan Commission for variances on several issues with the new Bauer Building parking lot. One of the requirements is landscaping and Gaul wants a reduction in the requirements. Councilman Mike Delp asked about lighting in the parking lot and Gaul said the ordinance does not require it, only tells what kind of lighting if you are using it. He also asked about the slope of the driveways. Gaul said city code is 10% or less and the plan currently calls for a 6% slope.
Gaul also said Phend and Brown will be given a notice to proceed on the Baker and Fairbanks Street improvement project on Tuesday.