City council awards wastewater bids
The Eudora City Council on Monday awarded a bid for work on wastewater improvements. The contract was awarded to CAS Construction, of Topeka, for $839,872. The bid was about $500,000 less than the estimated $1.35 million. “This is about the most aggressive landscape on the contractors market I’ve seen, and I think we greatly benefited from that,” said Thaniel Monaco, principal engineer for BG Consultants. Work will begin in the spring. Monaco also made recommendations to the council regarding upgrades that need to be made to the water treatment plant. The main problem that the city wanted to correct was the amount of lime that is in the water. City Administrator Cheryl Beatty said this was in line with the results of a community survey sent out last July. Monaco suggested a total of five projects that would cost $256,905 and cause an increase of about 50 to 75 cents in monthly water rates. The consensus of the council was to have BG present a contract for the projects at the next council meeting, which will be at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23. In other actions, the council: • Approved the EASBA’s request to have a fireworks stand from July 1 to 4. • Adopted a resolution of a general acceptable accounting principals waiver for auditing of the 2009 budget • Approved ordinances 208 and 209, which added stop signs to the intersections of Birch and 12th streets, and Maple and Eight streets. • Renewed the contract of Fulks Mowing. • Approved a bid award in the amount of $2,990.50 for defibrillators for the Eudora Police Department to AllMed.