Tabled items return to commission agenda


Construction administration contracts up for vote

By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



The following people will be receiving Residence Pride Awards during the next Piqua City Commission meeting:

• Leon and Betsy Waldsmith, 808 Boone St.

• Russ and Krissy Shurtz, 322 Broadway St.

• Lori Huebner, 420 N. Downing St.

• Dorothy M. Fitch, 1534 Edge St.

• John and Evelyn Mahrt, 511 Gill St.

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission will be voting on contracts in regard to the Shawnee Neighborhood storm sewer system improvement project at their next meeting on Tuesday evening.

The commission previously tabled a resolution awarding a contract to Strand Associates for the construction management of the improvement project. The resolution was tabled to receive clarification on language in Strand Associates’ contract.

The contract is back on the commission’s agenda as an emergency resolution. The contract is not to exceed $67,900.

The improvements are meant to address flooding in the Shawnee neighborhood that occurs after storms, particularly at the intersections of Cleveland Avenue and First, Second, and Third streets. The project includes an open cut of Second Street and the Miami Conservancy District levee. Strand Associates will oversee all aspects of the construction according to the design of the improvements and the following levee restoration.

At their last meeting, the commission approved awarding a contract to Milcon Concrete Incorporated for the construction of the improvements. The contract for the project is not to exceed $350,396. The project will be funded with $10,396 from an Ohio Public Works Commission loan and $340,000 from a Community Development Block Grant.

The commission will also be voting on amending the engineering design contract with Kleingers Group after Milcon alerted the city about a possible conflict with water mains in the project area. According to the staff report, the water mains were in a different location than indicated on the maps and drawings provided to Kleingers Group.

The additional drawings for the project will cost no more than $3,600. The total cost is not to exceed $40,000, which includes the original contract, the amended scope of work, and a contingency. The project is expected to last six weeks, beginning this month.

Also returning before the commission is an emergency resolution to award a contract for the construction administration and applications engineering with CDM Smith for the Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion and upgrades project. The resolution was tabled at their last meeting due to needing to finalize the contract. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $5,445,400, which includes a 5 percent contingency.

The commission will also be voting on an emergency ordinance to make appropriations for 2017. The Finance Department requests a supplemental appropriation around this time of the year each year. The 2017 budget was presented in November 2016 before all of the projects, costs, and grant awards were known, so this supplemental appropriation reflects any necessary changes.

The commission will also be voting on an ordinance to vacate a platted portion of public right of way at Wilshire Drive and Wapita Court.

The Piqua City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Government Complex at 201 W. Water St.

Construction administration contracts up for vote

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

The following people will be receiving Residence Pride Awards during the next Piqua City Commission meeting:

• Leon and Betsy Waldsmith, 808 Boone St.

• Russ and Krissy Shurtz, 322 Broadway St.

• Lori Huebner, 420 N. Downing St.

• Dorothy M. Fitch, 1534 Edge St.

• John and Evelyn Mahrt, 511 Gill St.

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336