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Council Bluffs School Board awards contract for Wilson parking lot

Council Bluffs School Board awards contract for Wilson parking lot

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Officials from the Council Bluffs Community School District and Wilson Middle School tour Wilson with project contractors and architects to see the renovation progress on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.

The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education approved a bid of $677,363.50 from Carley Construction of Council Bluffs Tuesday for installation of a new parking lot and storm sewer pipes at Wilson Middle School.

Carley’s bid was the lowest of four received on the project and lower than HGM Associates architects of $783,750 to $804,025.

The contract includes removal of the old south parking lot and sidewalk pavement, removal of a tree next to the lot, removal of an existing manhole and pipe, relocation of a light pole and installation of new storm sewer pipes, drains, manholes, parking lot, curbs and sidewalk, along with reseeding of grass affected.

A high water table and repeated flooding, along with poor drainage, have resulted in damage to the asphalt pavement, so the project will include regrading the site to improve drainage, said Jared Olson, project manager for HGM. The lot will be slanted to direct water to the least-used area, he said during a public hearing on the project on Jan. 12. Oversize pipes will be installed underneath to provide space for some underground storage.

The work will be paid for with money from the Capital Project Fund, which gets its revenue from the one-cent sales tax, according to Diane Ostrowski, chief communications officer.

No bids were received on pavement repairs at Carter Lake and College View Elementary Schools or the Information Technology Building at 801 S. 16th St. Olson and Travis Martin the district’s facilities department are meeting to discuss next options.

In other business, the board:

• Approved a contract for the HealthCheck 360 Wellness program for $110,085

• Approved a bid of $75,000 from CDW-G for 3,000 Chromebook Management Console licenses, which allows the district to manage the devices

• Gratefully accepted a monetary gift of $208.35 from the Holy Family Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive. The money will be used for students with intellectual disabilities.

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