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Council approves change order for video services

Published 5:56pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Alexander City Council met Monday for its first meeting of 2014 on Monday and authorized a change order for work done of the system’s sewer line.
The change order amends a contract with Video Industrial Services, who were awarded work to inspect some of the city’s sewers to minimize sanitary sewer overflows and improve the overall level of service to customers.
The initial estimate was for inspection work not to exceed $219,750.
The actual work came performed by the contractor totaled $233,474.30, for a difference of $13,724.30.
District 6 Councilman Tony Goss said that he had spoken with CH2MHill, the city’s consultant – about the additional amount required for the contractor.
“I spoke to them and they told me the $219,750 was only an estimate – they felt pretty goods they got that close,” Goss said.
Goss added that the change order was not a budget amendment and would come out of the fiscal year 2014 budget.
Before closing the meeting, councilmembers expressed anticipation about the new year.
“2013 was a good year, but I think that this is also going to be a good year for Alexander City,” said District 3 Councilman Bob Howard.
District 5 Councilman Jim Spann echoed Howard’s comments.
“We had a good year,” Spann said. “There are a lot of things in the works for 2014. I hope and pray citizens will be pleased and proud of what we do. We have a very conscientious and proactive council.”
The council also:
Authorized the mayor to execute an agreement with Goodwin Mills Cawood to provide engineering services for combining research necessary to meet the goals of the Comprehensive Community Plan, ACE program and Downtown Master Plan for a cost not to exceed $48,000.
Authorized the mayor to dispose of a tar storage tank that is no longer needed by the city.
Authorized the mayor to execute a contract with the Alabama Bass Federation for two bass tournaments, one on Feb. 22 and one on Sept. 28, for a sponsorship fee of $7,000.
Approved a request from the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee to hold a parade Jan. 20
Approved a change for the next council meeting due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The next council meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 21.