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Mitchell Opens Bids To Develop Community Comprehensive Plan

Last updated on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

(MITCHELL) - The goal: to develop a comprehensive plan for the city of Mitchell.

Mitchell received five proposals from Midwestern Engineers of Loogootee, Houseal Lavigne Associates of Chicago, Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group of Indianapolis, Bernardin Lochmueller and Associates of Evansville and Strategic Development Group Inc. of Bloomington.

Krystal Shetler of the Times-Mail reports that those bids were opened by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety Monday.

A group consisting of Mayor Gary Pruett, Street Commissioner Larry Harris and Danny Baker will gather Friday at City Hall to score each proposal.

The two firms with the highest marks on the score sheet will then be brought back to be interviewed and later, one will be awarded the project.

The city's current comprehensive plan is more than six years old. A new plan must be drawn up to allow the city to continue to seek grant funding.

The city must pay for the comprehensive plan, although grants providing funding for that are available.

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