City row OKs bid for park restroom shelters
November 3, 2014 - Picnic Time
The restroom shelters during Goodyear Park and Lawton Field are one step closer to apropos a reality.
A recommendation to a Portage Common Council of a bid from a Madison construction association was authorized on a 3-2 opinion Monday dusk during a assembly of a Portage Finance and Administration Committee.
“We felt these were a best numbers available,” pronounced City Administrator Shawn Murphy.
The votes authorized a bid of $480,908 for a plan by Harmony Construction of Madison.
“We did reallocate some supports in expectation of this,” in a 2015 collateral budget, Murphy said.
If a bid is authorized by a Common Council during a Nov. 13 meeting, construction would start in a spring.
The agreement requires that a Lawton Field comforts be finished by Jul 1 and a Goodyear Park comforts by Dec. 1.
The bid includes a canopy over an area for cruise tables and chairs, an involuntary locking resource for a restrooms, immaculate fixtures and a concessions area during Goodyear Park.
Committee members and Aldermen Richard Lynn and Martin Havolvic voted opposite a bid,
“These buildings are unequivocally tiny buildings,” Lynn said. “They should be means to be built for during slightest $150,000 less.”
Lynn wondered either a city could conduct a construction plan itself.
“We unequivocally don’t have a staff to manage architectural construction,” Murphy said.
Lynn also pronounced he believes a city would get improved prices by promulgation a projects out to bid in Jan or February.
“I only consider these numbers are ridiculously high,” Lynn said.
It is a third time that a Goodyear Park trickery has left out for bids. Last year a city bid a plan on a possess and perceived identical high bids. At a time a city chose not to go brazen with a plan citing a high costs. When it was rebid as partial of a package that enclosed a Lawton Field facility, bids were likewise high.
In September, a Common Council deserted a recommendation by a cabinet to accept a bid for construction that was some-more than $300,000 above bill estimates for a facilities.
The city had budgeted about $200,000 for a construction of a dual identical facilities. The new bid saved $12,399 over those submitted in August.
While a cabinet reviewed a city bill during a meeting, it could take no movement on it. Instead, a bill will be reviewed by a Committee of a Whole on Nov. 13, with probable adoption occurring during a assembly of a Portage Common Council on Nov. 25.
The bill underwent teenager changes after a committee’s assembly final week to boost contributions to a car deputy fund.
“We radically have employed a entirely levy extent we’re allowed,” during an boost of 1.24 percent, Murphy said.