Morganfield City Council Approves Bid for Phase II Sewer Separation Project

During Thursday night’s regular meeting, Morganfield City Council approved a low bid submitted by Dieg Brothers Lumber and Construction Co, Inc., for the Phase II Sewer Separation Project.

Project Engineer David Derrick of Derrick Engineering, Inc. in Louisville was on hand at the meeting and told councilmen after reviewing the two bids that came in well over the currently available funding, they asked both companies if they would reduce their bid.

Councilmen unanimously approved Derrick’s recommendation for the City proceed with the project by awarding the contract to Deig Brothers based upon their low bid of $3,839,800.00; execute a deductible change order to the contract in the amount of $468, 289.00, based on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet changes in construction details to reduce the construction cost of the project, which would reduce the construction contract amount to $3,371,511.00; and apply for an increase in the City’s State Revolving Fund Loan of $425,000.00.

Councilmen also approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Dickie Berry and City Administrator Gary Vetter to sign all documentation for a $1.3 million Line of Credit with United Community Bank of West Kentucky.

And Mayor Berry presented police officer Zac Render a certificate, and announced Render is leaving the department.

Councilman Gary Lovell was absent from the meeting. Councilman Rick Wyatt, Chief of the Union County/Morganfield EMS/Rescue Squad, was in attendance but had to make a quick exit prior to the start of the meeting after a 911 call regarding a wreck.

The next regularly scheduled Morganfield City Council meeting will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

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