Public Works Report Nov. 27

By KBBE News
November 27, 2017

Here’s the McPherson Public Works Report from the Nov. 27 City Commission meeting:

Street Department: Overhead Door for Salt Bin (Overhead Door)

Motion to approve hiring Overhead Door Company of North Central Kansas to install a new overhead door on the salt bin for a cost not to exceed $2,727.00.

The overhead door on the salt bin at the Street Department is inoperable.  The salt has corroded all of the steel, and the door needs to be replaced.  We received an estimate from Overhead Door Company of North Central Kansas in the amount of $2,727.00.

4.2 Street Department: Patching on Allison Street

Motion to approve patching in the 200 block of Allison Street for a cost not to exceed $2,997.19, for materials only.

We received a complaint about a needed repair in the 200 block of East Allison Street including street, curb and sidewalk. We have put together an estimate in the amount of $2,997.19. 

Street Department: Patching on 1100 block N Elm Street

Motion to approve two patches on the 1100 block of North Elm for a cost not to exceed $1,589.01, for materials only.

We received a complaint about two patches needed on the 1100 block of North Elm.  We have put together an estimate in the amount of $1,589.01, for materials only.  

Elm Street Drainage Improvements: Bid Opening

Motion to approve the contract with Pearson Construction for the Elm Street Drainage Improvements for an amount not to exceed $491,354.00 and authorize the Mayor to sign all related documents.

We opened bids for the Elm Street Drainage Improvement project on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  We received 5 bids total.  The low bid was received from Pearson Construction in the amount of $491,354.00.  As you recall, Pearson Construction constructed the Avenue "A" project Phase I and will construct Phase II.  The Engineers estimate was $582,994.00.  Two bids received were below the engineers' estimate and three were over the engineers' estimate.  That is a pretty good indication that the estimate was valid.  I recommend we award the contract to Pearson Construction.  

Street Department: Pallet of Crack Sealant Material

Motion to approve payment to PMSI, Wichita, KS, for an amount not to exceed $1,200.00 for one additional pallet of crack sealant material.

On Oct 30, 2017, the Commission approved $12,000 for 2 weeks rental of the crack sealant machine and 8 pallets of material.  We used the 8 pallets and still had 1-1/2 days left for the rental, and more areas that need to be sealed.  Therefore, we ordered an additional pallet of crack sealant material.  

Flory Ditch Project (Phase I): Change Order #2 (Prairieland Works)

Motion to approve Change Order #2 for a decrease of $425.00 on the Flory Ditch (Phase I) Project, reducing the amount of silt fence and changing the project from calendar days to working days and authorize the Mayor to sign the Change Order.

Attached please find Change Order #2 for the Flory ditch project.  This Change Order changes the project from 69 calendar days to 60 working days.  We are changing to working days to better accommodate the Contractor's schedule.  This Change Order also reduces the amount of silt fence and straw wattles not needed for the project.

Barnstormers-Premier Subdivisions

Work is scheduled to begin in the Barnstormers/Premier subdivisions starting today.  

Announcement of Public Meeting-Grease Ordinance

We will have two public meetings on Monday, December 4th, one at 3:00 pm and a second one at 7:00 pm in the Commission Room at the Municipal Center.  We are sending out notices to all restaurant owners and location managers in the City.  Anyone that is interested may attend.  Everyone is welcome to come to either or both meetings.  We have a short PowerPoint presentation followed by a question and answer session. 


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