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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Contracts for two infrastructure projects on Council agenda

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will consider awarding contracts for two infrastructure projects during its Thursday (April 1, 2021) regular session.

 

The Muscatine City Council will meet in person in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall for their first regular monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Only certain staff members will be allowed to attend the meeting in person with the Council members.

 

In-person public access to the meeting will not be permitted. Those wanting to watch or participate in the meeting can attend through the virtual GoToMeeting portal. Information on joining the session and how to make a comment during the meeting is listed below. The session will also be broadcast live on the City of Muscatine YouTube channel and on Muscatine Power & Water Cable Channel 2.

 

Phase V of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WSSSSP) will be completed over two years and will separate the combined sewer on West 8th Street from Broadway to Lucas, Climer Street from West 8th Street to Lucas, and two sections of Lucas Street. 

 

Bids were received on March 9, 2021, with Hagerty Earthworks of Muscatine was the apparent low bidder at $6.03 million, which was below the engineers’ estimate of $8.17 million. After a review of the submitted bids by Stanley Consultants, City staff recommended the awarding of the contract to Hagerty Earthworks.

 

The Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project is an extension of the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project and will remove and replace the pavement from Main Street to approximately 200 yards south of the intersection with Houser Street. New sidewalks and landscaping will also be part of the project that will be completed over the next two years.

 

Bids were received by the Iowa Department of Transportation on March 16, 2021, with Heuer Construction, Inc., of Muscatine, the apparent low bidder at $7.74 million, which was below the engineers’ estimate of $10.11 million. After a review of the bids submitted by the Iowa Department of Transportation, City staff recommended awarding the contract to Heuer Construction, Inc.

 

Schedule details on both projects will be released following a pre-construction meeting that will be held after the Council approves the contracts and bonds later this month.

 

Also on the agenda is a staff update on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project.

 

Information on the recommended contracts and other agenda items can be found by clicking AGENDA to download the April 1, 2021, City Council agenda and/or attachments.

 

The best way for the public to participate is to dial in to the GoToMeeting session, mute your device, watch the session on YouTube or Cable Channel 2, and, at the appropriate time, unmute your device to ask a question or make a comment. The public can also use the “chat” feature on the GoToMeeting virtual meeting to pose a question to the Mayor, Council, or staff member.

 

How to attend, speak at virtual meeting – 

 

Meetings of the Muscatine City Council have been held virtually since Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency on March 19, 2020.

 

Muscatine City Council Regular Meeting | Thu, Apr 1, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT) 

Please join my meeting from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/548553413

You can also use your phone at +1 (408) 650-3123 and use Access Code: 548-553-413

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/548553413

 

Please mute your computer or phone while listening to the proceedings (press *6 when using phone or mute button on computer). A chat window is available when you use your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Those wishing to speak or to ask a question are asked to use the chat box to post a message that will be seen by the Mayor who will address the questions or call on the speaker in turn. Those using their phones must wait until the Mayor asks for additional comments. The Mayor will recognize you prior to you addressing the Council.

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