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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Approval given for Centre HVAC work

  • The Rolla City Council approved replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at The Centre’s indoor pool for $400,442 Monday night.
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  • The Rolla City Council approved replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at The Centre’s indoor pool for $400,442 Monday night.
    There were no negative votes voiced. Attending were William Lindgren Jr., Monty Jordan, Greg Sawyer, Steve Leonard, Gary Hicks, Don Morris, Louis Magdits Jim Williams, Carrolyn Bolin, Tony Bahr and Fran Mazanec. Kelly Long was absent.
    Jarrell Mechanical Contractors was selected for the contract. Only one other bid was received; that was from Murphy Co. for $668,870.
    “Jacobs Engineering recommends selecting Jarrell,” Parks and Recreation Director Scott Caron said.
    Jacobs Engineering is the company hired after the council on May 7 approved seeking engineering services to replace the pool HVAC instead of replacing just a compressor in the existing unit.
    Next step will be contract negotiations. Approval of the contract will require a super-majority of the 12-member council, City Administrator John Butz said.
    In a related action, the council approved, with no negative votes voiced, a motion to accept a $24,339 bid from Murphy Co. for replacement of two north-facing condenser coils on a rooftop HVAC unit at The Centre.
    This was hail damage discovered during annual preventative maintenance, Caron said. A claim was filed with MIRMA, the city’s insurance company; MIRMA approved the work with the city paying a $1,000 deductible amount.
    The council also approved entering into an agreement with Rolla Asphalt for the 2013 asphalt overlay project. The company’s $294,917.50 was accepted at the previous meeting.
    The contract will be for work on the following:
    • Solid waste/vehicle maintenance parking area;
    • 10th Street from Main Street to Rolla Street;
    • Holloway Street from 10th Street to 9th Street;
    • Eighth Street/ Olive Street intersection;
    • Sixth Street/Olive Street intersection;
    • Basswood – Parkwood/Redwood to Highway 63;
    • All of Box Elder.
    In other business or discussion:
    Maria Kardon, of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission, speaking by invitation of Mayor Bill Jenks and City Administrator Butz, told about the MRPC’s Meramec Regional Community Foundation and how it could work with the city to handle money received from an estate for use at the animal shelter.
    Kardon explained the MRPC works with the Springfield-based Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help cities in the seven-county Meramec Region to form foundations and receive donations to build a fund.
    In this case — the working name is the Eck Animal Shelter Foundation, in honor of the late Robert Eck who donated $441,000 to the city for use at the animal shelter — money could be turned over by the city to the Meramec Regional Community Foundation that would invest the money and help the city in fund-raising to add to it.
    The fee for administering the foundation is 1.25 percent on the annual balance of the fund. That fee would be divided between the Meramec Regional Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
    Page 2 of 2 - No action was taken. Later in the meeting, Councilman Tony Bahr asked that the animal shelter and its funding be placed on a future agenda for discussion after other cities in the county are contacted to find out if they would be interested in joining with support of an animal shelter.
    Council Steven Leonard reported on the annual conference of the Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS). Leonard was the employer representative. He noted his appreciation of the management of the system.

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