Council awards contracts for streetlight, traffic signal maintenance

2013-04-13T19:15:00Z 2013-04-13T22:27:35Z Council awards contracts for streetlight, traffic signal maintenanceGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
April 13, 2013 7:15 pm  • 

CALUMET CITY | The City Council on Thursday awarded contracts to a LaGrange-based company for streetlight and traffic signal maintenance for the coming year.

Lyons & Pinner Electric Co. Inc., submitted the lowest bids for both projects.

For streetlights, the company’s bid of $47,259 was the lowest of four. It also was significantly lower than the $80,100 that Robinson Engineering had estimated the project would cost.

The council also approved the company’s bid of $36,792 to handle traffic signal maintenance. In a memorandum, Robinson Engineering said the city actually will have to pay $38,100 because the original ad bid specifications excluded the intersection of River Oaks and River drives, resulting in the $1,308 increase.

But the bid, also the lowest of four, still is below the city engineers' $46,400 estimate.

Both contracts were approved by 5-0 votes of the City Council, with Aldermen Brian Wilson of the 4th Ward and Roger Munda of the 5th Ward absent.

In other business, aldermen approved a contract with Proven Business Systems, of Tinley Park, for $5,995 per month for the next five years to lease and maintain copiers, printers and multifunction office machines.

The city also will pay $22,442.62 for one year, beginning May 1, to Harris Computer Systems for support services to the municipal software.

Other bill payments approved by the City Council include:

• Calumet City Plumbing Co.; $5,837 for sewer repairs at 185 Plummer Ave.

• Monroe Truck Co. of Chicago; $5,301.98 for repairs to a truck used by the Public Works Department.

• HD Supply Waterworks of Chicago; up to $20,700 to buy three handheld devices for water and sewer workers to read meters.

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