City Council awards contract for street resurfacing across Calumet City

2013-08-25T18:45:00Z 2013-08-25T20:43:16Z City Council awards contract for street resurfacing across Calumet CityGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
August 25, 2013 6:45 pm  • 

CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved a contract with a Coal City-based company for street resurfacing at various locations in the city.

Aldermen voted Thursday without opposition to award a contract to D Construction Inc., paying the company $681,142.75 to handle the street projects.

D Construction was the lowest bid of four companies that sought the contract. It also was the only company to offer a bid that was significantly lower than city engineers' estimates.

South Holland-based Robinson Engineering, which handles engineering services for municipal government, had said the resurfacing could cost about $798,535.80.

The vote to award the contract came late Thursday following an hour-and-a-half portion of the City Council meeting that was held in closed session.

In other business, the City Council approved payments for emergency sewer repairs done at the Fire Station at 204 Pulaski Road and at the city Sewer Department, 10 Lincoln Ave., along with an emergency water main repair at State and Price streets.

The city hired Calumet City Plumbing to handle all three repairs and paid a little more than $23,000 for the three projects.

Aldermen also voted to pay the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitor’s Bureau $59.93, which is 95 percent of 1 percent of gross rental or lease charges from April through June. It is the city’s share of support to the bureau to help promote tourism in the south suburbs.

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