(Atlantic) The Atlantic City Council voted unanimously to hire Snyder and Associates to design the 2014 street improvement project.
The lump sum cost for the design and construction inspection services will be around $74,900.00 for the $755,000.00 project.
The list of streets included in the plan include; reconstruction of 17th Street from Redwood Drive to the east dead end. The plan also calls for the Mill, Patch and overlay of 9th Street from Palm to Cedar and Elm to Plum. In addition, Thirteenth Street from Cherry to the dead end east of Plum Street, and Locust Street from 8th to 10th and Maple Street from 7th to 10th Street.
Dave Sturm of Snyder and Associates has talked to PCS and Henningsen Construction and they will be willing to hold their contract price. Sturm added that going with the change order route rather than competitive bidding should not be a problem, and has several benefits. He believes that locking in last year’s pricing will save the City money. It would also save time and facilitate these projects done in a more timely fashion.
Sturm says that since the work on the 2013 street improvement contract had not been completed, ( Laurel Street from 4th to 6th ), was deferred until this spring the contract is still open so the City could add these items by change order. Atlantic City Attorney David Wiederstein says he is generally more comfortable with going back out for competitive bids to eliminate any potential risk or complaint.
The Council decided to go with the change order, but asked Doug Harris to check with some contractors to see if they were interested in bidding the project.
February 5, 2014