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October 9, 2013

Electric distribution system conversion moves along

The Pella City Council approved a resolution, following a public hearing, Approving Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Estimate of Costs, Receiving Bids and Making Award of Construction Contract for the Electric Distribution System Conversion Project to MasTec North American Inc. of Shevlin, Minnesota, in the amount of $379,266.24.

The project consists of installation of approximately 20 city blocks of underground conduit and secondary cable including bases for devices such as pedestals, transformers, switches and related equipment. The boundaries for this project are: East University Street (north), 500 feet south of East Oskaloosa (south), East Eight Street (west), and Eagle Lane (east).

The estimate for construction was $475,000. The total project estimate is $1,300,000. The Notice to Proceed was scheduled to be issued on or before October 8, 2013. This project has a substantial completion date of June 15, 2014. This resolution also gives the Electric Director, Larry Peterson, authorization to issue the notice to proceed once the contract, bonds, insurance certificates and appropriate permits are in proper order and fully executed.

Council also approved a resolution, following the second public hearing of the evening, Approving Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Estimate of Costs, Receiving Bids and Making Award of Materials for the Electric Distribution System Conversion Project.

The project Engineer, DGR, recommends awarding the contracts (to various accepted low bidders) in the total amount of $373,553.85. The Engineer's estimate for material was $425,000. Total project estimate is $1,300,000.

As in the previous resolution, the Notice to Proceed was scheduled to be issued on or before October 8, 2013. This project has a substantial completion date of June 15, 2014. This resolution gives the Electric Director, Larry Peterson, authorization to sign the material agreements and to issue the notice to proceed once the agreements are in proper order and fully executed.

A Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau Contract for 405 Grant, 2013-2014 was next up for approval by council last week.

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