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November 19, 2013

Trail to fairgrounds to cost more due to soils

GOSHEN —  Goshen Board of Works and Safety members Monday approved an additional payment of $18,556 to Selge Construction of Niles, Mich. for the ongoing Monroe Street Trail project.

According to city Engineer Dustin Sailor, the peat and soft soils under the trail have been determined to be unsuitable due to the potential of settlement.

Sailor noted that in order to correct the issue, Selge Construction must now remove the unsuitable soil and replace it in layers with soil taken from the eastern portion of the project.

“This modification will increase the contract by $18,556,” Sailor said, noting that the project’s construction is being funded with 80 percent transportation enhancement funds and 20 percent local funds.

As the original contract price for the project was $813,422, the addition of the change order will bring the total cost of the project to $832,000.

The Monroe Street Trail project will extend from U.S. 33 to the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Gate 5 and cross the Monroe Street Bridge over Rock Run Creek. Completion of the project has been set for mid-December 2013.

In other business, the board:

• Approved a $3,075 additional expenditure for the Central Garage expansion project to pay for the installation of form pulsation dampers to reduce vibrations in the building. The addition of the change order brings the total contract price to $814,994.

• Accepted the plat and drainage plans for Keystone Square Twelfth, a 60-lot major commercial subdivision located south of College Avenue on the east side of Dierdorff Road.

• Approved a software license agreement with XC2 Software LLC to provide an upgrade to the city’s existing backflow prevention monitoring software at a cost of $1,400.

• Approved a $4,211 contract with Underground Pipe & Valve Inc. to remove and replace faulty submersible pump seating at the Showalter Lift Station, 2100 U.S. 33, Goshen. Work on the project is set to be completed by Dec. 13, 2013.

• Approved the purchase of a one-year service agreement for a new Sharp color copier purchased by the city’s Central Garage. Cost for the agreement will be billed monthly at a rate of $0.12 per black and white page and $0.65 per color page with a minimum monthly rate of $20.

• Approved a request by Randy Harvell of Jo Jo’s Pretzels, 136 S. Main St., Goshen, to extend the business’s existing awning 150 additional inches to cover a newly installed window facing Washington Street.

• Awarded the contract for the purchase of fuel for city vehicles to North Central Co-op. The term of the contract will be March 1, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2017.

• Approved a request by Eric Kanagy of Goshen Art House, 211 S. Main St., to place a dumpster in the parking lot behind the building from Nov. 22 to Nov. 27 for a building cleanup project.

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