The contract was awarded to G & G Hauling & Excavating,?Warsaw, for $118,916.50.
Two bids were opened during the March 4 Board of Works meeting and were taken under advisement until Friday’s meeting.
Stormwater coordinator Ryan Workman said the recommendation was due to the cost when comparing it to the other bid from The Stanger Group, Goshen, for $133,421.25.
G & G Hauling was also the past contractor who did the Pike Lake section of shoreline, Workman said.
Also, Street Department Superintendent Dustin Dillon spoke to the Board about an unexpected repair.
During the early hours of March 6 with the high winds, a large section of the west side of the Street Department’s main shop roof was blown off. The department had to tarp the roof to keep water from getting into the shop, as well as any further damage being done to the shop or the department’s assets, Dillon said. The department needed to act as quickly as they could to take the proper measures to get the roof fixed.
The Street Department was able to find a contractor that had all the materials.
The Board of Works approved the cost of $67,055 for Royalty, Seymour.
In other business, the Board of Works:
• Approved an agreement between the Warsaw Parks Department and Kensington Digital Radio. Warsaw Parks Superintendent Larry Plummer said it was the annual agreement with Kensington for the concerts at Central Park. KDR provides things like live broadcasts and provides hotels and meals for bands.
• Approved street closures for Spooktacular from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 on Center Street between Lake and Indiana and Buffalo Street between Main and Market streets.
• Approved street closures for First Fridays from May through December from 3:30 to 9 p.m. on Center Street between Lake and Indiana streets and Buffalo Street between Main and Market streets.
• Approved a pay application for $12,389 for the Anchorage Road Project.
• Approved a request for the Warsaw Police Department to participate in the Stop Arm Violation Enforcement grant (SAVE). The program is an enforcement grant that pays overtime to officers. The program’s goal is to promote a coordinated effort to improve compliance with school bus stop arms. The program is designed to encourage collaboration between law enforcement, school corporation personnel and school bus operators, according to information provided at the meeting. If awarded, SAVE total grant funding for Kosciusko County will be approximately $12,500. WPD’s portion will be approximately $4,500.00. There is no local match for the grant.
• Approved the purchase of a 2022 Bobcat L85 Compact Loader from Bobcat of Warsaw for $85,507.21 for the Warsaw Streets Department.
• Approved a project pay request from Wessler Engineering for $7,836.90 for the CR 200S sewer expansion project.
• Heard Human Resource Director Jennifer Whitaker will be retiring effective June 1. Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer said effective June 1, she will have been with the city for 30 years. Thallemer said the city has started the search for her replacement and “we all appreciated her expertise.”
• Approved the purchase of three Dodge Durangos for WPD from Thomas Dodge, Highland, for a total of $102,201.
• Approved the 2022 fireworks for July 2 at 10 p.m. with a rain date of July 3. The city will donate $3,500 for the event.