BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:01-0215R
RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 00-0528 WHICH AUTHORIZED AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF PIEDMONT AVENUE BETWEEN HAINES ROAD AND HUTCHINSON ROAD; INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT BY $45,000 TO A TOTAL OF $160,646.74.
RESOLVED, that Resolution No. 00-0528, passed August 14, 2000, which authorized
an agreement between the city of Duluth and St. Louis County for the reconstruction
of Piedmont Avenue between Haines Road and Hutchinson Road, said agreement
filed as Public Document No. 00-0814-27, is amended to reflect an increase
of $45,000 in city costs, for a total of $160,646.74, payable from Fund
0535, Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5533.
On November 20, 2000, bids were opened for the project. The apparent low bidder was Wagner Construction Co. of International Falls, Minnesota. Because of delays caused by the state of Minnesota in awarding the contract within the required time specified in the contract, the low bidder has withdrawn his bid. This has forced St. Louis county to advertise and set a new letting date for the project.
Review of the bid abstracts indicate that the city's share of the cost will exceed the engineer's estimate of $115,646.74 by about $45,000. This amendment will avoid delays for making payment to St. Louis County for the city's share when a contract is awarded.