City adds portions of 8th and Linden to street project


A second change order for Gaylord’s 2010 street and utility construction project was approved by the City Council last week. The change will be a net increase of $10,397.33.

Justin Black, engineer with SEH, explained that the change is for the area of Eighth Street and Linden Avenue. The original plan included stopping the street reconstruction work near the easterly portion of the intersection of Eighth Street and Linden Avenue, matching the new concrete curb and gutter in to the old at the east side of Eighth Street. The original plan also included extension of sanitary sewer main line on Linden Avenue one-half block west of the intersection and connecting to an existing manhole at that location.

After further discussion and reviews with City staff, a request was made to look at deleting the construction of sanitary sewer and street patching on Linden Avenue, west of Eighth Street, and adding the reconstruction of the westerly portion of the intersection of Eighth Street and Linden Avenue. The work added will include two catch basins, storm sewer piping, drain tile, street surfacing and aggregate base, concrete curb and gutter, sodding and other related items to complete the street reconstruction.

The City’s first change order for the street and utility project saved $60,836.93. With this change order, there is still a net savings of $50,439.60 on the project, according to City Administrator Kevin McCann.

In other business, the City Council:
• Approved spending $21,846 for a new civil defense siren, electric work and pole. The siren that has served the swimming pool area for the past 30 years will need to be removed due to construction. A bigger siren will be installed at the corner of Lincoln and Sixth Street which would serve a larger area. Funds will be used from the capital improvement fund for the project. The City worked with County Emergency Management Director Tom Phillips to obtain the quotes for the siren.

• After receiving a favorable performance review, removed Police Office Tom Webster from his one year probation and reinstated his former rate of pay, effective immediately.

• Approved a quote of $15,500 from Metro West Irrigation to replace the sprinkler system at Walsh Field. The Baseball Association plans to pay for the replacement with their own funds. Randy Walsh, representing the Baseball Association, told the Council that the project is expected t be completed this fall. There will be two trenches, one in the back of the infield and one through the red rock area.