Public Works Report Jan. 15

By KBBE News
January 15, 2018

Here’s the Public Works Report from the McPherson City Commission meeting on Jan. 15, 2018:

Street Department: 2016 Bobcat Skid Steer Replacement

Motion to approve payment to Bobcat of Salina, Inc. to upgrade the 2016 skid-steer loader to a 2017 skid-steer loader for an amount not to exceed $3,550.00.

On 07/10/2017 the Commission authorized the roll-out price of $3,550.00 which is the guaranteed buyback to replace the 2016 skid steer for a new 2017.  The Skid Steer was not delivered in 2017.  We expect it in the next two weeks.   

Street Department: New Single Axle Dump Truck

Motion to approve the purchase of a new single axle crew cab dump truck with a snow plow and spreader from Summit Truck Group for a cost not to exceed $144,848.00.

Unit #69, a 2002 Freightliner single axle dump truck, is scheduled to be replaced.  In our capital improvement plan, we schedule replacements for dump trucks after 10 years of service.  We have pushed this purchase off for several years.  We contacted Summit Truck Group and they have agreed to honor the 2016 purchase price through January.  The cost savings will be between $2,000.00 and $4,000.00 or more.  Unit #69 has extensive box damage.  Replacing this truck will save us the cost of those repairs.

Street Department: Total replacement of 100 N Block of Carrie including curb and gutter and drive approaches.

Motion to approve the replacement of the 100 block of N. Carrie Street for a cost not to exceed $35,718.43 for materials only.

The 100 block of N Carrie is in dire need of replacement.  The Street department completed some patching on two other blocks of N Carrie.  With the replacement of this block, the rest of the street will be in pretty good condition.  We have put an estimate together in the amount of $35,718.43, for materials only.

Street Department: Patch on Woodside

Motion to approve the repair of East Woodside for a cost not to exceed $44,522.25 for materials only.

On 01/03/2017 the repair on east Woodside was approved in the amount of $42,854.75.  We were not able to accomplish this work in 2017.  The revised estimate (due to increase in cost of concrete) is $44,522.25 for materials only.

Street Department: Asphalt patches in various places.

Motion to approve asphalt patching at the Mulberry/Euclid Street railroad tracks, Carrie Street, North Chestnut Street, and various other small patches for a cost not to exceed $10,000.00.

We have some asphalt patching needed at the Mulberry/Euclid RR tracks, Carrie Street, North Chestnut and various other places around the City.  We need to complete these patches in groups while we have the hot material. 

Street Department: Street Sweeper Parts

Motion to approve the purchase of 2 main brooms, 4 side brooms, 4 front brooms, a cab filter, 3 black deflectors, 1 set of orange dust covers, and conveyor seals for the street sweeper, from Truck Component Services, Strafford, MO, for a cost not to exceed $6,146.64.

As part of the maintenance of the street sweeper, we are required to replace the brooms from time to time.  We need 2 main brooms, 4 side brooms, and 4 front brooms.  We are also in need of a cab filter 3 black deflectors, 1 set of orange dust covers and conveyor seals.  We have received a quote from Truck Component Services, Strafford, MO, in the amount of $6,146.64 for the parts.  

Street Department: Concrete supplies

Motion to approve the purchase of 150 sheets of wire matting, 3,000 lft. of 2" bar chairs, 3,000 lft. of 3" bar chairs, 30 gallons of form oil, 55 gal of curing compound, 6 concrete blankets and 20 sheets of 1" expansion for a cost not to exceed $8,400.00 from Carter Waters, Wichita.

We need to order concrete supplies for street repair projects.  We have received a quote from Carter Waters to purchase 150 sheets of wire matting, 3,000 lft. of 2" bar chairs, 3,000 lft. of 3" bar chairs, 30 gallons of form oil, 55 gallons of curing compound, 6 curing blankets and 20 sheets of 1" expansion, for a total of $8,400.00.

Street Department: Sign Replacement 2018

Motion to approve the purchase of 489 signs from National Sign and posts and hardware from J & A Traffic for an amount not to exceed $25,000.00

We have developed an eight-year sign replacement program to comply with MUTCD requirements.  We have approximately 400 signs scheduled to be replaced in 2018.  The estimate for signs, posts, and hardware is just under $25,000.00.  We received quotes for signs and posts.  The lowest quote is from National Signs for the replacement signs and J and A traffic for the sign posts. 

WWTP: Farm Management Fees for Dennis Friesen for 2017

Motion to approve payment to Dennis Friesen for 2017 farm management fees for an amount not to exceed $2,665.23.

Dennis Friesen manages our bio-solids land application program for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  His fees are 5% of the gross brome sales.  The 2017 farm management fee is $2,665.23.  

Centennial Drive Sewer Improvements- Inspection Contract Change Order #1 (Benesch)

Motion to approve Change Order #1 with Benesch to increase the inspection cost of the Centennial Sewer Phase II project in the amount of $4,036.63 and authorize the Mayor to sign the Change Order.

I have received a request from Benesch to increase the allowable inspection costs for the Centennial Sewer Phase II project in the amount of $4,036.63.  This cost is to cover the additional time spent while the progress was slowed when we encountered unstable soils and also to cover three unplanned meetings.  


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