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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Phase II of South Whitleyâ€™s waste water treatment facility renovation continues as Project Manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink presented the first change order to town council members Tuesday evening.
Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the townâ€™s engineering consultant.
With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II project with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project and an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.
The first item is the programming required for instrumentation at the treatment plant with the original bid having a cash allowance of $325,000 for the town to utilize a local selected vendor to perform the service.
According to Harvey, there have been numerous discussions with Gerig-Ottenweller, along with on-site visits. The first item is to deduct and remove the ownerâ€™s cash allowance of $325,000 and add $98,231 to the contract for programming services.
Total cost of the project is $3,941,000 which is approximately $400,000 higher than originally anticipated. To aid in funding for Phase II the town applied for a $600,000 grant in February last year from the OCRA which is the maximum amount allowed by Region-III-A, and was awarded the grant in June.
The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on March 27.
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