01-0590R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NELS NELSON AND SONS, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STREET IMPROVEMENT OF HARDING AVENUE, IN THE AMOUNT OF $48,732.25.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that Nels Nelson and Sons, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for construction of street improvement of Harding Avenue from Plum Street to Central Entrance for the engineering division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $48,732.25, terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of Special Assessment Fund 0410, Dept./Agency 038, Organization 5341, Object 5530.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ordering resolution 01-0411 be amended as follows: Special Assessment Fund 0410 be increased from $34,800 to $40,000; Permanent Improvement Fund 0411 be increased from $3,200 to $10,500; Stormwater Utility Fund 0535 be increased from $6,000 to $9,500; the total project cost be increased from $44,000 to $60,000.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of street improvement at Harding Avenue from Plum Street to Central Entrance (see attached map) by Nels Nelson and Sons for $48,732.25 to be paid from Special Assessment Fund 0410. Nels Nelson and Sons was the lowest of the four above companies who responded. Project was petitioned by 48.28% of abutting property owners. Sixty days have elapsed since public hearings and ordering by city council (Resolution 01-0411), no remonstrance petition was received. The property owners will be notified of the 15% increase in the proposed assessment. $7,742.43 to be reimbursed from Stormwater Utility Fund 0535 and $8,600.42 to be reimbursed from Permanent Improvement Fund 0411. Bid No. 01-0604; Job No. 9313RS01
 
Tabulation of bids received August 2, 2001
Nels Nelson and Sons, Cloquet, MN $48,732.25
Letourneau and Sons, Duluth, MN $53,898.00
Billman Construction, Hermantown, MN $55,021.00
Duluth Superior Erection, Duluth, MN $62,000.00