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April 30, 2013

GOSHEN BOARD OF WORKS: Monroe Street trail project crosses tracks

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GOSHEN —

New Ambulance

Board members Monday approved a master lease/purchase agreement with Public-Finance.com to help finance a portion of the cost of a new ambulance for the city.

According to Keitha Windsor, contract and claims manager for the city, it is the city’s desire to finance $101,044.50 of the $244,735.50 purchase cost of the proposed ambulance through the lease/purchase agreement.

Windsor noted that the lease/purchase agreement with Public-Finance.com Inc. will be for eight semi-annual payments of $13,242.11 with an interest rate of 2.4 percent. The first payment is due June 15, 2013 and the last payment is due Dec. 15, 2016, Windsor said.

Other Business

• The board opened bids for Phase II of the Dickerson Landing project. Submitting bids were: Rieth-Riley Construction of Goshen, base bid $244,522.60, alternate $29,355.26; Beer and Slabaugh of Nappanee, base bid $247,400.50, alternate $28,220; Square 1 Builders of Elkhart, base bid $273,715.12, alternate $59,192.50; Niblock Excavating of Bristol, base bid $229,279, alternate $27,300; Selge Construction of Niles, Mich., base bid $189,191.75, alternate $75,956; and C & E Excavating of Elkhart, base bid $174,332.75, alternate $27,540. A motion was approved to refer the bids to the Goshen Engineering Department for a recommendation.

• The board opened bids for the North Wellfield roof replacement project. Submitting bids were Borntrager Roofing of Goshen with a bid of $80,950 and Lawmasters of Elkhart with a bid of $66,952. A motion was approved to refer the bids to the Goshen Utility Department for a recommendation.

• The board awarded a contract for a Violett Cemetery road paving project to Walsh & Kelly for the alternate bid of $17,998. Kauffman noted that the money, which will be used to fund the paving of a small road through Violett Cemetery, was donated by an anonymous donor.

• The board awarded a contract for the seeding of Mill Street Park and Indiana Avenue to Hydro-Tek Seeding Inc. of Nappanee in the amount of $9,447.08.

• The board approved an agreement amendment ratification for $10,000 to pay for additional design work completed by JPR Inc. on the building design and site plan development for the Central Garage Building Expansion project.

• The board voted to contract with Ergo Resource Management Inc. of Syracuse for assistance in determining if the city’s stationary generators or gas fired boilers may require air permits to comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants air permit regulations. Total cost for the work was approved up to $5,117.50. Completion of the work is expected by June 28, 2013.

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