Sunday, November 19th, 2017

City Council accepts bids

The Clarendon City Council took action on several bid notices last week that sets the stage for upcoming community improvement efforts.

Two bids were accepted from J&K Dirtwork. The first was for construction of a monofill, a dedicated landfill for disposing city-owned demolition debris, at a cost of $9518.11. The monofill will be dug and fenced at a 100-foot by 300-foot site south of the hangers at the Smiley Johnson Municipal Airport. Each disposed structure would be covered by one foot of dirt to prevent any debris from blowing away, and TCEQ will periodically monitor the site.

The second bid from J&K was for demolition work on an as-needed basis at a rate of $3.50 per square foot. The bid will be good for one year, and city officials and J&K will agree on a square footage for each job.

Aldermen also approved a bid of $12,428 from Mark’s Welding & Construction for accessibility renovations to City Hall, which is a condition of funding from the USDA for water system improvements for the city. The renovations will include changes to the steps, ramp, handrails, and other features at the entrance of the municipal offices of the building.

The council also authorized a supplemental agreement with KSA Engineers related to the USDA project. The company will perform a required right of way survey for the project for $17,250.

In other city business, aldermen approved amendments to the fiscal year 2018 budget to accommodate the monofill, demolition, and other related expenses to the aforementioned projects as well other city needs. The money comes from $58,250 in unencumbered funds, part of which were dedicated but no longer needed for storm sirens and to match a grant the city will no longer be applying for.

In his report, City Administrator David Dockery gave the annual insurance claim report and said the city had claims totaling $79 last year. Aldermen also heard a code compliance update, expressed appreciation for the continued improvements at the old Bromley residence, and commended Greg Price for receiving his Class D water certification.

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