CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval last week to a pair of contracts for the resurfacing of residential streets throughout the city.
The council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to award two contracts, totaling just over $308,650.
One will go to D Construction Inc., of Coal City, Ill., for $210,169.11 for resurfacing work along portions of Exchange Avenue, Muskegon Avenue and 165th Place.
Bids were opened for this project on Nov. 14., and the D Construction bid was found to be the lowest.
Also approved was a contract for $98,483.44 to Thornton-based Gallagher Asphalt Co., which will repave a two-block stretch of Exchange Avenue from Pulaski Road to Memorial Drive. It is located in the residential area two blocks east of the police headquarters, 1200 Pulaski Road.
In other matters, the City Council approved the payment of $13,010 to Sungard Inc. of Chicago for new cash registers to be used in the city clerk’s office.
The new cash registers are part of a computer system upgrade proposed for the clerk’s office, and the cost includes the price for the company providing training for clerk’s office employees in how to use them.
Also approved was an $8,049.55 payment to Fire Service for maintenance to the Fire Department's Engine 305 for work needed after annual maintenance was performed.
The council also approved a $1,741.98 payment to the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. The amount is to support the bureau’s efforts to promote tourism, and is based on 95 percent of 1 percent gross rental or lease charges collected in Calumet City from July through October.