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Council approves $127,908 bid for ‘Safe Routes to School’ project

February 20, 2014

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Sedalia-SealSubmitted by
Kyle Siegel

The Sedalia City Council met Tuesday evening for a brief, regular council session. The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday due to Monday being President’s Day.

The meeting was short due to only having four items on the docket for the night. The council reviewed and accepted a bid from Cahills Construction for the 2013 Safe Routes to School project.

Cahills was the second lowest bid and it was approved in the amount of $127,908.90. The project is funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In order for a bid to be accepted, the contractor must be registered with the Missouri Department of Transportation. The lowest bidder had their bid rejected due to not being registered.

Eight bids were received for the project and they ranged from $99,973 to $264,617.15. Final acceptance of the agreement is contingent upon the approval of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The council approved a program application between the City of Sedalia and Pettis County for a traffic engineering assistance program in regards to a project located at West Main and State Fair Blvd. The city’s share of the project will be a grant match of $625.88.

Due to the shortened time frame to submit the grant application with Pettis County, the council approved the ordinance following the grant submission to MoDOT.

The council also approved a change order for the Grand Avenue from Broadway to 16th Street sidewalk project. There was no change in the amount. The change order allowed for an extension of the contract completion date due to inclement weather.

In the final item for the night, the council approved an ordinance that approves an agreement between the City of Sedalia and Credit Reporting Services. The agreement allows Credit Reporting Services to collect overdue bills, such as demolition costs and lawn cutting fees.

 

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