The Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety this morning approved another change order for renovations at the new city hall building, but even with the additional expenditures, the city says the project remains under budget.
Change Order 11 was approved today totaling $8,624. The biggest cost – $5.847 – is for a third flood staircase. “Originally we didn’t think we’d need to finish the staircase, but after review it makes sense to finish it while we’re doing everything else,” said city planner Jeremy Skinner.
The total expenditure of Change Order 11 also includes $1,433 to install a new door and frame that currently does not meet guidelines under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Also, $534 will be spent to install PVC pipe to relieve from a third flood drain simply so one drain does not have to handle the entire load.
In taking action on approving the expenditure, B.O.W. members pointed out that by the time the city hall project is completed by mid-November, the total price tag will stand about approximately $2.1 million.
In other business, the Warsaw Police Department announced it was approved to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help purchase six new bullet proof vests. The total amount awarded is $2,297 which will cover 50 percent of the total purchase price.
Bids were also opened during the B.O.W. for two separate projects. Those were for the replacement sewer at wastewater treatment plant No. 1 and for storm sewer lining in a 36-inch corrugated metal pipe with estimated footage of 890 feet along Center Lake/Central Park/Canal Street and Indiana Street.
G&G Hauling was awarded sewer replacement work at a total bid or $53,992. Other bids received were from Everest Excavating for $107,065.20, and All Star Construction and Excavating for $104,830.
Bids for the storm sewer lining were received from AP-M Permaform for $185,253.50, and from Proform Pipe Lining Inc. for $149,965. Utilities superintendent Lacy Francis asked to take the bids under advisement with a final vote to be taken at the Nov. 2 meeting.
The B.O.W. consists of Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer, Charlie Smith and Jeff Grose. The board meets the first and third Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the city council chambers.