WARSAW — During a fairly short meeting held this morning, Dec. 21, the Warsaw Board of Works handled many end-of-the-year housekeeping tasks.
The wastewater department dominated the agenda with seven items of business. The board approved a contract for NV Grant Services to continue keeping the department in line with SRF loan requirements for the plant expansion project in 2019. The department was approved for four pay applications, two to Selge Construction and two to Layne Inliner, for various work on the sewer rehabilitation and sewer replacement projects.
It was announced that Kokosing Industrial, Westerville, Ohio, was awarded the bid for the wastewater treatment plant expansion project. The contract is for $25,710,750, and work is expected to begin sometime in February or March. The board also approved a five-year maintenance plan with Xylem for the new Buffalo Street lift station.
The board approved a contract between the parks and recreation department and Design Collaborative, Fort Wayne. The $15,000 contract is for the schematic planning, both architectural and engineering, to remodel the existing Center Lake Pavilion.
This project was deemed as a high priority during the recent master plan creation. The hope is to remodel the pavilion to include the parks department offices. The park board did previously approve this contract.
In other news:
- The board awarded the recycling bid to Bordon Waste-Away, who submitted the only bid. The contract is through 2023.
- The WCDC Facade Grant program was approved for $25,000, as previously agreed upon by the council. This grant provides $5,000 matching funds for the improvement of building facades, storefronts and alleyways.
- An agreement with Umbaugh was approved for internal controls of the WWTU payment office.
- A contract with American Structurepoint was approved for preliminary engineering for the Anchorage Road project.
- The board approved a pay application for the Buffalo Street project.
- The Warsaw Police Department was approved to seek fuel pricing bids for 2020. Bids must be received by Jan. 18, to be considered at that day’s board of works meeting.
- The board approved a contract with USI Consultants for engineering design services related to the reconstruction of Lincoln Drive and Johnson Street.