01-0311R

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 00-0372 AWARDING CONTRACT TO BILLMAN CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR YEAR 2000 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT LOWER CONGDON EAST, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $360,821.21 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $1,432,067.01.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that Resolution 00-0372 to Billman Construction, Inc., for construction of year 2000 street improvement project at Lower Congdon East, be amended to increase the amount by $360,821.21 for a new total of $1,432,067.01, payable out of Street Improvement Program Fund 0440, Dept./Agency 038, Organization 0004, Object 5530.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize an amendment to Resolution 00-0372, passed on May 22, 2000 for construction of year 2000 street improvement project at Lower Congdon East including 32nd Avenue East from London Road to Superior Street; 35th Avenue East from Greysolon Road to Superior Street; 36th Avenue East from London Road to Superior Street; Greysolon Place from 35th Avenue East to 211 feet westerly and 35th Avenue East 686 feet easterly and Greysolon Road from 634 westerly of 35th Avenue East to 1,742 easterly of 35th Avenue East. Contributing factors to the increased costs were the unanticipated removal of trench rock for storm and sanitary sewer replacement. The use of granular backfill in the utility trenches was required because to use of vibratory equipment to compact the existing soils may have caused damage to the joints of a 42" water main project. Conditions found in the field required additional sanitary sewer replacement that increased the project cost. Additional costs were incurred because of additional work in the form of sidewalk and concrete driveway pavement replacement in order to maintain continuity through out the project. The uncommitted funds in Object 5530 is $1,435,507. Bid No. 00-0501; Job No. 9057RS00; Contract No. C-0004
 
Tabulation of bids received May 11, 2000
Billman Construction, Hermantown, MN $1,071,245.80
Northland Constructors, Duluth, MN $1,140,345.55
Louis Leustek & Sons, Ely, MN $1,284,294.08
Arcon Construction, Harris, MN $1,318,207.08