Board Of Works Awards Bid To Mitchell & Stark For Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

(BEDFORD) – The Board of Works awarded the Wastewater Water Treatment Plant project to Mitchell & Stark of Medora for a total bid of $6,510,569.80.

The loan from the State Revolving Fund for the project should be finalized on September 29th.

The Board of Works rejected the bid for the Riley Pump Station elimination project. This came after the city obtained easements and will go a different route on that project. The project is expected to be rebid. The project will not start until the end of the year.

In other business:

  • Approved temporary parking with seven parking spaces along 16th Street between I and J streets for early voting from October 6th until November 2nd.
  • Approved a consultant agreement between the City of Bedford and Denny Grogan who will advise the street department. Grogan retired after serving the city for 47 years.
  • Accepted the termination of a lease with Indiana Trails Community and S.I.G.H.T.S. The group was only partially using an office inside the Milwaukee Depot. The city will be using the space for a maintenance person who will be around to watch the facility and perform maintenance duties.
  • Approved an engagement letter with Crowe LLP in the amount of $3,000 for sewer compliance requirement for the sewer bond.
  • Approved a $8,250 IU Health Bloomington Wellness Services agreement for yearly biometric screening which includes cholesterol checks, blood sugar checks, and blood pressure checks. By doing the screenings city employees save around $105 a month on their health care premiums.
  • Approved the acceptance of a warranty deed from the Bedford Chamber of Commerce to the City of Bedford for property located at 10th and Q streets in Bedford. The property was the Chamber’s since 1947 and they have no need for the property.
  • Approved the request for a curb cut on 18th Street. The location of the property is 1726 M Street. The request by David Sheldon of Sheldon Properties for a duplex to have a place for tenants to exit out onto 18th Street.
  • Approved the acceptance of agreement between the City of Bedford and Administrative Resources Association for the COVID-19 Phase 2 response grant program. The City of Bedford receives $241,000 in grant funding. Four applications seeking grant funds have been received at this time.
  • Approved GAI Consultants Inc. to help with the Community Crossings Grant the city applies for every two years. GAI Consultants is charging the city $7,000 to help write the grant.
  • Tabled approving a Duke Energy outdoor lighting agreement for a street light at the intersection of Sand Pit and Mitchell roads.
  • The bids for the Bedford Development Center by Wellness Real Estate Partners is on hold. This comes after receiving a bid of $356,500 was for all seven lots and the building. The bid specs were to be for the building and three lots. The four remaining lots were to be bid on separate. The City is waiting to see if Wellness Real Estate still wants the building and three lots.