Oregon considers bids for public improvement projects

Kelly J. Kaczala

        Oregon City Council on Monday will consider awarding bids for several public improvement projects.
        At a committee of the whole meeting on May 6, Public Service Director Paul Roman recommended the following bids be approved:
        •Vernon Nagel, Inc., Napoleon, bid $825,079.50 for furnishing labor, materials and equipment for the Old Millard Avenue Bridge replacement project. Bids were advertised and opened on April 30. “Vernon Nagel was the lowest and best bid,” said Roman. “Two bids were received. This was the second time we went out to bid. The first time we didn’t receive any bids. Councilman James Seaman asked Roman why the city didn’t receive any bids the first time around. “I think maybe it was the time of year in February. A lot of times they’re bidding on other bigger projects. They don’t know what’s going to work with their schedule. This probably worked out a little bit better, having it later in the year;
        •E.R. Zeiler Excavating, Inc., Temperance, MI, bid $790,391 for furnishing labor, materials and equipment for the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Improvement Project. Bids were advertised, then later opened on May 2. “This project will replace the entire storm sewer on Pickle Road, between Wynn and Stadium roads. This was a very competitive bid. We had 11 bidders. E.R. Zeiler was the lowest and best bid,” said Roman. “They have done work for us in the past. They’ve done a good job.” Councilman Dennis Walendzak asked Roman how long he thought the project would last. “We hope to be done by the end of the year,” said Roman. “It would be one construction season. Our hope is it would be done in November.” He added that the project would likely start in June;
        •Advanced Construction Group, Maumee, bid $264,669 for furnishing labor, materials and equipment for the 2019 Oregon Senior Center Roof Replacement Project. The proposed work includes removal of the existing roof, replacement of roof decking, and providing new roofing, which includes roofing shingles, EPDM adhered roofing system with flashing, insulation, gutters, downspouts, and walkway pads. Bids were advertised, then opened and received on April 30. “Out of the three bids received, Advanced Construction Group was the lowest and best bid,” said Roman.
        Also at the meeting on Monday, council will consider the application for a grant from the 2019 Bulletproof Vest Program. On June 16, 1998, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 was signed as law for the purpose of saving the lives of law enforcement officers by helping state and units of local government and tribal governments equip their law enforcement officers with armored vests. The city would like to submit a grant application that provides an approximate 50 percent match for the purpose of purchasing new armored vests for police officers this year and next year.
        Council will also look at an agreement for the acquisition of a perpetual storm sewer easement for the Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project.


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