Henderson Board of Commissioners Awards Contract for Renovation, Construction at new Municipal Services Center

HENDERSON, KY, March 22, 2016– The City of Henderson’s Board of Commissioners awarded a $6,379,845 contract for renovation of the former Hugh Edward Sandefur Training Center and construction of new structures and site improvements for use as the new Municipal Services Center Complex at their regular meeting on Tuesday night in the Assembly Room.

The successful bid was submitted by Danco Construction of Evansville, Indiana.

According to news release from the City of Henderson, the project calls for the renovation of the interior and exterior spaces to be used for offices, training rooms, work areas, and storage space/areas for multiple divisions of the Public Works and Gas departments as well as providing renovations to the parking areas and the construction of new structures and site improvements in the complex. Also included in the renovation work is space for a backup emergency dispatch center.

Work at the site in the Henderson Corporate Park is expected to begin within 21 days, said Assistant City Manager Buzzy Newman.

The commission conducted these other items of business:

  • Passed a resolution authorizing a grant application totaling $690,000 to the Federal Transit Administration. The grant funds will be used for transit enhancement, planning, preventive maintenance and operating assistance of the Henderson Area Rapid Transit System (HART).
  • Approved second and final reading of an ordinance that amends the Budget and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal 2016.
  • Passed the first reading of an ordinance amending the baseline number of employees at Dana Commercial Manufacturing LLC as it relates to the company’s eligibility to receive incentives through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
  • Passed the first reading of an ordinance accepting public improvements in the Merrill Place commercial subdivision.  They include water, storm water and sanitary sewer improvements as well as roadway improvements.
  • Passed the first reading of an ordinance accepting sanitary sewer public improvements for Colonial Senior Living.
  • Awarded a bid for the purchase of three Nissan pickup trucks in the amount of $59,043.75 to D-Patrick Inc. of Evansville, Indiana. The trucks will be used by utility servicers and meter readers. One truck previously used will be transferred to the Parks department.
  • Authorized an amendment to an agreement with New World Systems Corporation/Tyler Technologies for upgrade and conversion of city’ financial management software.
  • The Commissioners heard the Kyndle annual report from Donna Crooks, who was appointed interim Kyndle president on Tuesday afternoon following the resignation of Brad Schneider.
  • Mayor Steve Austin read proclamations honoring both “National Autism Awareness Month” and “Fair Housing Month.” April 11 marks the 48th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Law included in the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners is 5:30 p.m., April 12, in the Assembly Room.

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