Streetscape Phase III approved by Council

August 14, 2013

in Local

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

The Sedalia City Council met Aug. 5 for a regular council meeting where they approved an agreement between the City of Sedalia and Engineering Surveys and Services (ESS), LLC for the planning, design and construction inspection of the Downtown Streetscape Phase III Project.

The total cost for the engineering services by ESS came in at $76,715.

According to Mayor Elaine Horn, the next phase of the streetscape project will cover the area on Ohio Avenue from 7th Street to Broadway.

“My understanding is that we are covering from 7th Street to Broadway. This is IIIa and the rest will be IIIb. That is next and that is the plan,” Horn said.

Public Works Project Manager Devin Lake spoke on the scope of the work to be completed by ESS.

“It is for designing the street and the integration of 7th and Ohio. The project goes from Broadway to the north part of the 7th Street intersection. It also includes them being on site if we need them,” Lake said.

Lake was then asked on how long the work by ESS will take before completion.

“They are estimating three months for the design. That is completely dependent on MoDOT though. We are anticipating three months,” Lake said.

She went on to explain the total cost of the next stage of the streetscape project.

“The total cost of the project will be around $745,000. We basically have three to four funding sources for that,” Lake explained.

Mayor Horn explained what will be included in the next phase of the streetscape project.

“There will be new streets lights, new street curbs and guttering. We are going to go from business to business, just like the last two phases,” Horn said.

She added, “It will nice when it is completed. When it is all finished we will have refurbished sidewalks and streets for a complete look.”

In other council news, the Sedalia City Council rejected a bid from Charles R. Kollmeyer Construction, of Pilot Grove, for a sidewalk project from 16th Street to Broadway. The bid from Kollmeyer Construction was the only bid received and came in for at a total of $97,870 for the base bid, and $17,850 for the alternate.

The budgeted amount for this project is $80,000, hence the bid rejection. City staff will re-advertise and allow time for more companies to bid the project.

The council also approved a change order for mill and overlay of various city streets. The change order is in the amount of $59,141.10. The change order brings the total contract price to $244,041.10.

The change order request reflected two changes in the current contract with the first change being the addition of a two inch overlay for streets in Crown Hill Cemetery totaling $49,678.70. The second change removed Third Street from the contract and added Murray Avenue and Main Street for mill and a two inch overlay. This change totaled $9,462.40.

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