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|Award contract for street re-surfacing work|
|by John Etheredge|
A fresh coat of asphalt will be coming to some streets on the Village of Montgomery's east side as a result of action taken Monday evening by the village board.
In a unanimous ballot, the board awarded a contract totaling $335,916 to Geneva Construction of Aurora to complete the village's annual Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) street maintenance program this year.
Geneva Construction submitted the lowest of three bids received by the village for the contract, according to Mike Pubentz, the village's director of public works, told board.
Pubentz noted Geneva Construction's low bid was 17.6 percent under the village engineer's pre-bid estimate for the work of $407,810.
Streets to be resurfaced under the contract are:
_Jackson Street from Montgomery Road to Waubansia Avenue;
_Park Avenue from Montgomery Road south 1,290 feet;
_Amber Drive from Kimberly Lane south 800 feet.
In addition, the Kimberly Lane improvements will include storm sewer maintenance work at the intersection of Park Avenue and Amber Drive.
On the village's far west side, Geneva Construction will seal cracks on Gordon Road between Patterson Road to U.S. Route 30, and on Concord Drive between Hartfield Road and Galena Road.
Cracks will also be sealed on Bohr Avenue located off of Baseline Road, just south of U.S. Route 30.
MFT funds are collected by the State of Illinois and then reimbursed to the village and other municipalities across the state on a per capita basis.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) requires local municipalities to annually pass resolutions identifying the projects to be funded with MFT revenues. The projects are subject to IDOT review and approval.
When questioned by board members, Pubentz said he expects Geneva Construction crews will begin work in about two to four weeks after the contract is finalized.
Tree purchase OK'd 4-3
In other business Monday evening, board members voted 4-3 to purchase 12 trees through the Fox Valley Park District for planting on the village's Civic Center Campus on U.S. Route 30 at Griffin Drive.
The village's police department is the only building on the campus. However, the park district is currently expanding the Stuart Sports Complex onto property that adjoins the campus. The park district plans to seek bids for trees to be planted on the expanded sports complex and invited the village to participate in the purchase.
Village staff members presented the board with three alternates for the purchase.
The first alternate proposed the village purchase 34 trees at a cost of $14,116. The second alternate called for the purchase of 20 trees at a cost of $8,322, and the third alternate totaled $4,794 for 12 trees.
After a short discussion, the board approved the third alternate. The 12 trees will be planted in the right-of-way along Civic Center Avenue which extends past the front of the police station.
Funds for the purchase will come form the police department gift fund. Police Chief Daniel Meyers told the board there is currently about $17,000 in the fund.
Village President Marilyn Michelini cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the third alternate after board members deadlocked in a 3-3 tie.
Voting in favor of the purchase were board members Denny Lee, Matt Brolley and Bill Keck. Negative ballots were cast by board members Andy Kaczmarek, Stan Bond and Pete Heinz.
Prior to voting on the purchase, Bond proposed the village could have volunteers plant the trees.
Brolley said he believes the village should follow its own ordinance when landscaping its buildings.
He noted the village requires private businesses to abide by the ordinance.
If the village had followed its own ordinance when the police station was built in 2004-05, it would have been required to purchase and install 34 trees on the property.
As part of the consent agenda, the board approved the appointment of Patrick Kelsey of Hickory Ridge Drive to the village plan commission and Karen Carlsson of Hartway Drive to the historic preservation commission.
The board also approved the reappointment of Barbara Peck of Madison Street and John Aman of Mayfield Drive to the historic preservation commission.