Atlantic City Council approves Park Maintenance bldg & Street Improvement projects


March 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council, Wednesday, approved the final plans and specifications, along with the authorizing of bids for, the Park Maintenance building. Bids for the project are slated to be received by no later than March 28th, for review. The contract will be awarded during the Council’s meeting on April 3rd. The project is expected to cost around $311,00.

In other business, the Council approved the plans, specs, form of contract and estimated costs for the 2013 Street Improvement Project. The bid opening was held Wednesday afternoon. Snyder and Associates Engineer Dave Sturm said there were four bids for the project. He recommended, and the Council approved, an awarding of the contract to Precision Concrete Services, in Atlantic, for 1.75-million dollars, which was just under the engineer’s estimated project cost of a little more than $1.8-million. The project includes reconstruction of four blocks of 4th Street.

Sturm said it is likely Henningsen Construction, of Atlantic, will be the subcontractor for the project through Precision Concrete, since the two companies worked hand-in-hand with each other on last year’s street projects, with Henningsen having won the low bid that time around as the prime contractor. Construction is expected to begin early next month.

The Council referred to the Community Development Committee, a request for a $250,000 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) grant from Don Sontagg. If the Committee deems the request fits the new TIF Policy, it will recommend the Council approve the application. Sonntag says he needs the financial assistance to construct of a 10-duplex condominium complex in the area known as Southern Heights II. If built, it’s expected about half the units would be sold, the other half rented.