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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Council acts on public works jobs

  • The Rolla City Council June 16 took action on a couple of projects for the Public Works Department.
    One was a change order for a sewer project.
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  • The Rolla City Council June 16 took action on a couple of projects for the Public Works Department.
    One was a change order for a sewer project.
    “In March of this year the council approved a bid for $137,408.90 with Insituform Technologies to rehabilitate just under a mile of sanitary sewer,” Public Works Director Steve Hargis noted. “The Public Works Department is requesting the existing contract with Insituform be changed, ordered to include the lining of 288 linear feet of 18-inch cured in-place plastic pipe and waterproofing four manholes at the Southeast Treatment Plant.”
    That change will put the final bill, which was $136,025.10, up to $161,467.58.
    The original final bill was under the estimated cost by $1,383.80, Hargis said, but the change order increases it by $25,442.48.
    “This work was budgeted in our treatment plant maintenance account but was inadvertently omitted when the contract quantities were prepared earlier this year,” Hargis reported.
    The other action was a change to an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for work on sidewalks in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
    After hearing first reading of the ordinance approving the supplemental agreement with MoDOT, the council waived its rules and had the final reading. Then council members passed the ordinance by a 10-0 vote.
    “Changes in availability of funding have necessitated postponing bidding and construction of ADA accessibility Improvements, Phase I, to October of 2014,” Hargis reported. “The general scope and location of the project will not be affected.”
    Councilman Jim Williams, representative for the 5th Ward, asked Hargis if this work would be better than previous work done by the state’s contractor on a sidewalk project.
    Hargis said he believed the problem with that project on Highway 72 was because of a poor design rather than poor workmanship. The design problem may have been taken care of for this project.

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