The work is being done through a $2.2 million bond issued earlier this year. Because of the large scope of the project, it was broken down into several individual jobs to “better manage the timeframe, limit the disruption of services, and better manage the construction budget,” according to the resolutions approved Tuesday. Utilities inspector Mike Whetstone was authorized to act as project manager and to solicit bids for the component jobs.
The first of those jobs was awarded to Lakeshore Environmental LLC, for a low bid of $35,385. This job involves asbestos mitigation and removal.
The largest of the three jobs awarded involved a partial reroofing, designed by architects Latham and Associates. The bid went to Alabama Roofing and Sheet Metal for $122,890.
The third project awarded was concrete demolition in the old city jail. This job was awarded to ABC cutting for a bid of $22,542.
All three bids were approved with no controversy.
Also Tuesday night, the council:
• Removed two nuisance abatements from the agenda because the owners had come into compliance.
• Approved change orders of up to $6,000 on a new fire truck.
• Reappointed Dr. Steve Bowen to the Sylacauga Health Care Authority.
• Amended the fire department budget to allow for the purchase of turnout gear.
• Amended the police budget to exchange sidearms and buy qualifying ammunition.
• Refunded business license fees to three companies that had overpaid
• Approved travel and training for employees and contractors in the municipal court office.
• Agreed to send a rookie police officer to the academy.
• Approved accounts payable and payroll totaling $564,000.
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