LANSING | The Village Board has awarded a contract for development of a parking lot on Lake Street in the downtown business district to a Palos Hills-based company one month after trustees awarded the deal to a different company.
Village officials voted 6-0 on Tuesday to give the contract for a Lake Street parking lot near the Pelcher’s Shooters Supply Inc., 18149 Henry St., to Matthew Paving Co. That company will be paid $87,108.49 for their work.
Back in August, officials had awarded the project’s contract to Holland Asphalt Services Inc., of South Holland, which was the low bidder at $83,732.95.
But Village Trustee Terry Kapteyn said that Holland officials notified the village they would be incapable of fulfilling the contract at that price. That caused village officials to seek out the second-lowest bidder and offer them a chance to do the work.
Kapteyn said village officials want the project complete before the Autumn Fest, scheduled for Oct. 12-14 and sponsored by the Lansing Chamber of Commerce. Matthew Paving officials said they would be able to finish the work prior to the festival.
Village President Norm Abbott said such a shift in contracts is unusual for Lansing.
“That issue is the first time it has happened to us in many years,” he said. “We want them to pick up the job and get it done.”
In other business, the Village Board also approved the awarding of a contract to D Construction, of Coal City, paying them $338,078.72 for the resurfacing of several side streets across the village. Money will come from Motor Fuel Tax funds provided to Lansing by Cook County.
Trustees also approved a contract for Alliance Demolition Services Co., paying the Lansing-based company $39,445 to tear down structures at 3353 Ridge Road and 18225 Ada St. Village Trustee Mikal Stole said the low bid is about $12,000 lower than estimates offered earlier this year by the village engineer.
The village Police and Fire departments also swore in one new officer each.
Casey Wall, 24, of southwest suburban Orland Park, will be a probationary police officer. He is a graduate of Illinois State University in Normal, and most recently was a loss prevention officer for J.C. Penney.
Randall Wright, 26, will be a probationary firefighter/paramedic. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, and has worked for the past five years with fire departments in suburban Glenwood and New Lenox.