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April 22, 2013

Goshen Board of Public Works approves replacing galvanized water lines to annex building

GOSHEN —  The galvanized water lines in the City’s Annex building have been patched many times because of old age.

The members of the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater approved an agreement Monday with M.W. Chupp Inc. to replace the galvanized water lines with type L hard copper water lines for a cost of $6,400.

A conservation easement resolution for Fidler Pond was approved by members of the board for $275,000 that limits the uses for the property and guarantees the park for public use, said Goshen Park Superintendent Sheri Howland.

Three bids were opened for seeding of Mill Street Park and Indiana Avenue property projects. Hydro-Tek Seeding Inc. in Nappanee bid $9,447.07; HydroSeed Inc. in Osceola, $11,8891.90; and Tycol Excavating Inc. in Goshen, $11,519.20.

In other business, Doug Nisley, a representative with Old Bag Factory said city officials have been working with the Old Bag Factory to complete the paving at 1100 N. Chicago Avenue for almost two years. The board approved a request to install a hard surface parking area for encroachment within the right-of-way in the northwest corner of North Indiana Avenue and Chicago Avenue.

The board approved the contract of $13,825 to Stiver’s Lawn and Landscaping. One quote was received and opened at the April 1 meeting for lawn mowing bids.

In other matters, the board:

• Approved the Monroe Street water main relocation at Rock Run Creek project for the Goshen Water Utility to be advertised for bids Friday and May 3 with bids due May 13. The project is for the proposed Monroe Street bike path construction and the Monroe Street bridge improvements.

• Approved a request by Goshen Water Utility to close North Fifth Street between the railroad tracks and Crescent for two days between Thursday and May 3 for the North Water Plant standpipe demolition.

• Approved a change order for the Park Avenue Reconstruction project for sanitary sewer repair for $8,629, for a total contract price of $417,055.65.

• Approved a change order for the Central Garage Expansion project to upsize the sanitary service from a 4-inch to a 6-inch diameter pipe. This will assist with grade issues, because the sanitary sewer service connection to the main line was raised approximately 18 inches due to groundwater. The increase is $3,869 for a total contract price of $743,689.

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