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City awards $2.6M contract for sewer expansion project

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A Rosedale company was awarded a $2.6 million contract for the city’s sewer expansion project on U.S. 231 and the Purple Heart Parkway.

On Wednesday, members of the Crawfordsville Board of Public Works and Safety accepted the low bid of $2,677,579 from Plant Brothers Excavating.

The Plant Brothers bid as well as a second bid from Crider & Crider of Bloomington for $2,792,846 were reviewed and analyzed by Roger Azar of DES Engineering of Crawfordsville.

In other business, the board:

• Approved a request from Kathy Brown with the Carnegie Museum to reserve two parking spots at 222 S. Washington St., from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, for the de-installation of The Amazing Castle national traveling exhibit.

• Approved a request from Diana McCormick with Athens Arts to close the alley next to 216 E. Main St. during an art show opening reception from 3-10 p.m. Saturday to allow the caterer to park and set up.

• Approved utility refunds for 311 Harrison St. owned by BK Management in the amount of $361; 211 Hamilton St. owned by Jim Deer in the amount of $154; and 1203 Mill St. owned by Donald Rose in the amount of $107.

• Approved a resolution allowing for the transfer of real property at 201 and 203 E. South Blvd. from the city to the Crawfordsville Redevelopment Commission. The board also approved a quit claim deed for the property.

• Approved agreements with All American Hauling and Construction in the amount of $430,000 for construction of Brickyard Park on the city’s north side off of Concord Road. Funding is being provided by Indiana’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative.

Additional READI funds will be used to overhaul Lincoln Park on the city’s east side. All American Hauling and Construction was awarded the $460,000 contract, which also was approved by the board.

• Approved the use of bid summary sheets as part of the necessary paperwork contractors must submit to the city when bidding on public works projects. The board also approved a new request of quotes form to be included when department heads want to purchase vehicles or other property for the city. Both forms are meant to offer additional clarity on contract totals when city officials open bids.

• Approved work orders from Barry Lewis, code enforcement officer, for mowing at 1500 Meridian St., owned by Richard and Patricia Porterfield Jr.; 306 W. North St., owned by Smooth Acquisitions; 607 S. Water St., owned by AG & NS LLC; and 1418 Danville Ave., owned by Harold Leibenguth.

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