New cemetery office approved for $143,215

May 15, 2013

in Local

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

The Sedalia City Council met for a brief meeting on May 6 where they approved several bids for items, as well as approving a bid from J.C. Meyers Construction Company for the construction of an office facility at Crown Hill Cemetery.

The amount approved for the new office came in at $143,215. This cost was agreed to after $15,615 in deductions were made.

Originally funding for the project was hard to find until funds from the dissolved Cemetery Fund were made available.

Design work on the project was done by the Rollings Architectural Firm.

The council also approved the agreement between the city and J.C. Construction Company, allowing the work on the new offices to begin.

In other council news, the Sedalia City Council renewed a five year contract for the aviation fuel supplier World Fuel Services to continue providing services at the Sedalia Regional Airport.

The city received three bids on this contract, but opted to use World Fuel Services.

World Fuel Services provides the free use of a large avgas truck to be used when needed.

The other companies that bid for the contract charges for the use of the equipment.

The council also approved the purchase of a dump truck to be used by the Water Pollution Control Department.

This was made through the Missouri Cooperative Procurement Program.

The purchase of the dump truck meets the City of Sedalia’s purchasing policy requirements.

The dump truck is equipped with a front snow plow and material spreader to be used during hazardous road conditions.

The purchase price of the truck was $125,000 and the truck comes from Navistar, Inc.

The Sedalia City Council also approved a bid from H & M Trucking, LLC out of Hughesville, Missouri for the hauling of trap rock.

While H & M Trucking came in with the second lowest bid, the council decided to use a company based out of Pettis County.

Bids ranged from $37.60 per ton to $40.00 per ton.

H & M Trucking’s bid was only $0.40 higher than the lowest bid. This accounts for an additional $560 to $800 based on the anticipated amount of rock to be hauled.

The amount of hauling is expected to be somewhere between 1,400 to 2,000 tons of trap rock.

Trap rock is used in the chip and seal work done to city roads.

The council reviewed and accepted bids for the demolition of structures located at 503 E. Walnut, 509 E. Walnut and 429 N. Summit.

All bids met the requirements of the city’s demolition standards.

Schultz Wrecking provided the low bids for 503 and 509 E. Walnut. Their accepted bid was $4,300 for each location.

Morton Construction provided the low bid for the 429 N. Summit location. Their bid came in at $3,240.

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