The Atlantic City Council will hold it’s regular meeting Wednesday at the Senior Citizen’s Center next to City Hall/the Police Station, instead of in their chambers at City Hall. The temporary move is necessary due to renovation projects underway at City Hall. During their session, which begins at 5:30-p.m., the Council will act on authorizing Mayor Dave Jones to execute an Engineering Services Agreement with Snyder and Associates Engineers of Atlantic, for the 2014 Street Improvement Projects (SIP).
City Administrator Doug Harris says the lump sum cost for the design and construction inspection services is $74,000, which he says reflects a reasonable 9.9% of the estimated project cost. The 2014 Street Improvement Projects include:
- The reconstruction of 17th St. from Redwood Dr. to East Dead End.
- Mill, patch & overlay 9th St. from Palm to Cedar, and Elm to Plum.
- Mill, patch & overlay 13th St. from Cherry to the Dead End east of Plum.
- Mill, patch & overlay Locust St. from 8th to 10th.
- Mill, patch and overlay Maple St. from 7th to 10th.
Snyder’s Dave Sturm has said the contractor and subcontractor for the work, both of whom are willing to hold their current contract prices, and go with a change order, instead of taking competitive bids for those projects. Harris said the benefit of utilizing a change order is that it will lock-in last year’s prices and save the City money, not to mention time. The preliminary cost estimate for the work is $755,000.
In other business, the Council will enter into a closed session prior adjournment (as allowed by Iowa Code Section 21.5 [c]), to discuss initiating litigation to take title of an abandoned property.