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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve a construction contract with VF Anderson Builders, LLC for an amount not to exceed $335,379.00, authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $33,537.90, and/or time extensions for the Griffith Place Storm Drainage Improvements Project (No. 70131301).

Approval of the contract is recommended.
Executive Summary:

Approval is requested for a construction contract for the Griffith Place Storm Drainage Improvements Project (No. 70131301). The project will install new storm sewer mains and a native vegetative channel for the site to improve runoff and storm sewer conveyance throughout the project site, helping to eliminate storm water ponding in street rights-of-way.

Drainage along the rights-of-way of Lynn St. and Elizabeth St. (in the subdivision of land known as Griffith Place) have been found to be inadequate to properly convey water through this area. A ditch along the alley right-of-way between Noland Rd. and Lynn St. has overgrown and results in flooding of Elizabeth St. Additionally, storm structure facilities at the intersections of Noland Rd. and Jones Rd. are under capacity, causing ponding of stormwater in the area. A design to install additional curb inlets, storm sewers and native landscaped ditching was completed, representing the Griffith Place Storm Drainage Improvements Project. This project includes installation of 624 LF of various sized storm sewer mains, 13 new storm sewer structures, 1,000 LF of curb and gutter, and other related construction.

There were 13 construction bids for the project:


VF Anderson Builders, LLC                                  $335,379.00
Blue Nile Contractors                                            $342,641.00
Leath and Sons, Inc.                                             $351,660.50
J&N Utilities                                                           $357,347.90
Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc.  $378,095.10
Linaweaver Construction                                      $385,451.00
Miles Excavating, Inc.                                           $394,025.91
Terry Snelling Construction                                  $407,600.00
Pyramid Excavation Construction                        $420,137.21
Amino Brothers Co., Inc.                                      $420,365.15
SHEDIGS IT, LLC                                                $473,995.00
Wiedenmann Construction                                   $477,717.50
Redford Construction, Inc.                                   $493,065.50

VF Anderson Builders, LLC has successfully completed other construction contracts for the City. Their bid is being recommended for this contract.

Fiscal Impact:

The project would utilize $368,916.90 of previously appropriated Storm Water Sales Tax funds for the Griffith Place Storm Drainage Improvements Project (No. 70131301).

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

Public Works DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

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