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Council awards asphalt contract to Walsh and Kelly

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By KEVIN NEVERS

The new round of asphalt bids are in.

At its meeting Monday night, the Chesterton Town Council voted 5-0 to award this yearís paving contract to Walsh & Kelly Inc., pending legal review of its bid.

Walsh & Kelly submitted the following apparent low bid: $69 per unit for surface, $59 for intermediate, $3.50 for tack coat, and $1.90 for milling, for a total calculated price of $514,100.

The only other bidder, Rieth-Riley Construction Company Inc. submitted this bid: $68.75 for surface, $57.75 for intermediate, $4.50 for tack coat, and $2.30 for milling, for a total calculated price of $522,450.

The original round of bids were rejected last month, after an apples-to-apples issue emerged in the specifications.

Appointment to Stormwater

Management Board

In other business, the council appointed Al Pisarski to the open seat on the Stormwater Management Board, vacated by the recent resignation of Christine Livingston.

Friendship Land Update

Meanwhile, the removal of all playground structures from Dunes Friendship Land at West Morgan Ave. and Fifth Street should be completed in the next few days, Park Superintendent Bruce Mathias reported.

The area will then be graded and leveled, in preparation for replacing the old equipment with new.

The structures being removed were deemed unsafe and too expensive to repair.

Meeting Date Changed

By consensus, members agreed to change the date of their next meeting to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28.

The councilís next usual meeting day would be Monday, May 27, which is Memorial Day.

Public Hearing Scheduled

Members also voted 5-0 to hold a public hearing at their next meeting, May 28, on the re-establishment of the dedicated Cumulative Capital Development property-tax rate, used exclusively for the purchase of emergency vehicles.

 

 

Posted 5/14/2013