City Council to vote on construction projects for the summer

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:54pm

At Monday’s meeting, Ann Arbor City Council will be voting on $3.9 million worth of appropriations for construction contracts and equipment purchases.

Construction

Four separate resolutions related to granting construction contracts, worth a total of 2.8 million, will be voted on.

The resolutions include a $1.6 million contract award to Doan Construction Company to repair 20 percent of the deteriorating sidewalks in the city, as well as to increase access to handicap ramps across the city. Also pertaining to sidewalks, the council will vote on a $197,940 contract award to Sidewalks Plus USA for further repair services to sidewalks across the city.

The other contracts are a $243,077 allocation to P.K. Contracting Inc. for pavement marking maintenance and to E.T. MacKenzie Company for on-demand construction services for the next three years for $250,000 a year.

Construction Consulting

Noting seasonal fluctuations in city construction activities, another resolution proposes contracting Stantec Consulting for $200,000, Alfred Benesch and Company for $175,000, Perimeter Engineering LLC for $150,000 and OHM Advisors for $175,000. If the resolution is approved, these companies will provide construction support and consulting services to the city’s Project Manager Service Unit on an as-needed basis as construction projects progress.

Equipment Purchases

To procure materials for the city’s water infrastructure, two resolutions purchasing a total of  $544,244 of equipment will be voted on.

This includes a resolution authorizing the purchase of $189,480 worth of copper piping and brass fittings from the Michigan Meter Technology Group and a resolution approving the purchase of $354,764 worth of water equipment from HD Supply Waterworks, including pipes, fittings and fire hydrants.