(Atlantic) Atlantic Administrator Doug Harris negotiated with Snyder and Associates to do the engineering work for the proposed 2013 street improvement projects at a reduced rate of 9.6%. Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones explained why the city did not seek bids from other engineering firms for this project.
“Generally engineering fees are 15% to 18% of a project and Snyder’s agreed to a 9.6%,” stated Jones. “We are looking at a $2-million street project for the next two years and we received a good price out of Snyder’s, interest rates are low and we hope to get some good bids. That is why we are trying to get everything done ahead of time.”
This is Phase III of a street improvement project that involves several streets throughout the city of Atlantic over the last few years. The streets selected for improvements are based on an engineering study completed by Snyder and Associates in 2010, including; input from the City staff, City Council, and general public. There are 23-streets in the city that were selected for Phase III of the project.
The Atlantic City Council approved the contract at Wednesday night’s meeting.
December 21, 2012