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Clear Lake Council approves renovation of city hall and police station


This news story was published on January 25, 2014.
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Clear Lake Police Department and other attached offices will be renovated this year.

Clear Lake Police Department and other attached offices will be renovated this year.

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake City Council on January 20th approved a plan and accepted a bid to begin work on a project that will renovate the city’s municipal building, which includes city hall offices and police department headquarters.

At Monday’s meeting, City Administrator Scott Flory reviewed the proposed project and stated that in August of 2013, the Council approved a professional services agreement with Bergland & Cram architects for design, bidding, and construction services related to the project. He further stated that at its meeting on November 25, 2013, the council reviewed the final scope of the project and cost estimate and set the date for a public hearing on the proposed plans & specifications, as well as the project bid letting. He advised that the bid letting was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14th and that a total of eight bids were received from general contractors holding plans.

Doug Foreshoe of Bergland & Cram, stated that the estimate of probable cost of construction was $1,345,876 (base bid), with two alternates: 1) deduct – City Hall entrance doors & glazing $18,000 and 2) deduct – janitor’s closet renovation $4,000.

Clear Lake council meeting

Clear Lake council meeting

Foreshoe reviewed the bid tabulation and stated that the apparent low bidder was King Construction of Clear Lake in the
amount of $1,140,381 (base bid), alternate #1 was a deduction of $1,830 and alternate #2 was a deduction of $16,884 for a total bid (base bid and alternates) $1,121,667. He stated that the base bid from King Construction is roughly 15.3% below the estimate of the probable cost of construction. He recommended the Council accept the base bid for the project and not the
alternates, which are deductions. He advised that construction is anticipated to begin in mid-February and be substantially completed by December 31, 2014.

The council passed unanimously a plan with no deductions.

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    Philosophus Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2014 at 6:15 am

    So is passive solar gain being implemented into the design of this building? How about geothermal systems? Any solar panels being placed on the roof? How about a wind turbine tower? How about a green-living roof?

    Why can’t they use this expansion of facilities to serve as an example for the people to follow? Another wasted opportunity by men who don’t understand the needs of the community and the path into the future.