Council approves bids for City Hall improvements
by Emily McLain
Dec 17, 2013 | 739 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sylacauga City Council approved three bids and two change orders for the ongoing renovation project at City Hall during a meeting Tuesday night.

The first bid of $10,575 was awarded to Diversified Plumbing for plumbing in the new police department, to be located across the parking lot from the current location.

A second bid of $23,987 awarded to Building Specialists for doors and hardware for City Hall. The council’s resolution stated that the bid was higher than the budgeted amount for that project; however, project manager Mike Whetstone plans to utilize value engineering to bring it closer to budget.

The third bid went to Thrash Floors to replace tile in the fire department dormitories and administration area for $4,890.

The two change orders were for the addition of an automatic opening door and coloring to the concrete at the front entrance porch areas and handicap ramps at City Hall. The changes result in an increase of about $3,000 from the budgeted amounts for those items.

The improvement project began in May and includes extensive energy upgrades in city buildings, renovations to the City Hall lobby and police and fire departments and roofing repairs. About $987,000 is budgeted for repairs and renovations and another $1.2 million for energy efficiency upgrades.

In other business Tuesday, the council:

O Rejected a citizen’s offer for the purchase of 2.3 acres at Lake Louise.

O Approved $160 registration plus expenses for Fire Chief Matt Missildine to attend a conference.

O Approved financial statements for November.

O Changed a Jan. 6 council work session from 5:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

O Recognized Christmas parade float winners.

O Recognized Miss Talladega County 2014 Elizabeth Wesson and Miss Talladega County Outstanding Teen 2014 Brooklyn Holt.

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