Project sees emergency change order

Commission to vote on moving water mains

By Sam Wildow -

PIQUA — The Shawnee Neighborhood Storm Sewer project will be back before the Piqua City Commission at their next meeting Tuesday evening.

The commission will be voting on an emergency resolution to amend the contract with Milcon Concrete Incorporated for the construction of the Shawnee Neighborhood Storm Sewer project. Milcon previously alerted the city to a conflict with water mains located in the project area that were not marked on city drawings of utilities in the area.

At their last meeting, the commission approved amending the engineering design contract with Kleingers Group for the storm sewer project in order for Kleingers to create new drawings to address relocating the unexpected water mains. According to the staff report, the water mains, which include a six-inch water main in Cleveland Avenue and a one-inch water main in Second Street, will need to be moved in order for Milcon to construct the portion of the storm sewer along Second Street.

The cost of the change order for Milcon to move the water mains is approximately $27,113. The total cost of the project is not to exceed approximately $377,509, which includes the original contract amount and the amended scope of work.

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.

The commission will also be voting on awarding a contract to Grissom Construction LLC for construction services for the 2017 catch basin replacement project. The city is seeking to replace 24 of the city’s approximate 2,500 public catch basins. According to the staff report, those 24 catch basins are among the most damaged in the city as many of them are located in high traffic volume areas and/or have had barricades on them for months.

The cost to replace the catch basins is not to exceed a total of $48,762. The cost is budgeted in the 2017 stormwater budget.

The commission will also be voting on zoning designations for two properties and dedicating two portions of public right-of-way. Annual items are also on the agenda, including approving the tax rates for the city as determined by the Miami County Budget Commission and entering into a mutual aid agreement for additional police protection.

This commission meeting will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in commission chambers on the second floor of the municipal building, located at 201 W. Water St.

Commission to vote on moving water mains

By Sam Wildow

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336