Water tower bid accepted

—Work to take 6-8 weeks in Cresco
CRESCO - The low bid for the water tower repair/painting was accepted by Cresco City Council at the March 6 meeting. BRZ Coatings of Texas won with a bid of $687,200. 
After looking over the bid, four options were canceled, bringing the overall bid from BRZ down to $601,200, a savings of $86,000.
Tim Wilson of Dixon Engineering noted 12 plan holders requested paperwork, 10 submitted bids, but two of those were late. Of the eight remaining bids, the high bid was from a company in Lincoln, Neb. for $1,076,475.
It was deemed that the four line items taken out could be added in the future. They included a foundation repair that staff can do; mixer used to cut down in ice (there was no noticable damage from icing); cathodic protection system (the low bid was higher than expected); and the Cadet logo (City will just go with lettering).
Audience member Gary Gooder asked how much the Cadet logo would cost. He was told $10,000.
Councilperson Gary Kriener wanted to make sure that Dixon Engineering would be watching the work being done step-by-step and was assured they would.
The work was set to take 6-8 weeks, with water being available to residents at all times.
• In other business, Public Works Director Nate Widell stated CIT was to start work on March 13 with contractual cleaning of sewer mains for everything east of the Granger Road and north of 3rd Ave. to 7th St. East. “Most of the work will be in alleys.”
Cresco received a grant of $4,500 from Alliant Energy and One Million Trees for boulevard trees. Residents can request a tree to be planted by March 31.
• Police Chief Tim Ruroden stated February had higher than usual funeral escorts, domestic disturbances, hospital calls and warrants served.
• Deputy Clerk Niki Hill stated through February the City is right on budget. At 66% of the fiscal year, expenditures were at 54%, while revenues were at 64%.
In addition, on March 20, the last two housing rehabilitation project bids were to be opened.
• Kelly O’Donnell presented the 2022 IAMU Safety Group dividend check of $5,851.
• The mayor was authorized to enter into agreements with Information Technology Services, IROC Web Design Service and DOT Initiated Detour of Primary Highways onto Local Roads this spring/summer.
• Joseph Kaletka was appointed to the Library Board, replacing Sally Godwin.
• A sewer adjustment was approved for Derik Hartz.
• City Clerk Michelle Elton explained the City will wait to amend the Urban Renewal Plan until later this summer.
• A public hearing was set for the next regular meeting on March 20 for Budget Amendment 2.

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