Bids for demolition of the city pool and a pared-down of Phase I of Project AWAYSIS came in this week well under the project estimates.
Bids opened Thursday at Storm Lake City Hall show Brau & Miller Construction as being the apparent low bidder at $15,000 for pool demolition, only a third of the engineer's estimate, $43,000.
Other bids were JW Ready Mix & Construction, $21,500; Lundell Const., $29,840; and Triple D Contracting, $46,875.
Lundell was the apparent low bidder for the revised Phase l bid at $587,835.50. Those bids were opened Friday with the engineer's estimate at $677,503.
Other bidders were: JB Holland, $595,303.89; Rasch Construction, $711,165; and Schoon Construction, $856,263.
At a special meeting 5 p.m. Monday the Council will act on awarding the pool bid demolition and award the bid, approve the contract, and authorize a Notice to Proceed for the Project AWAYSIS site preparation contract.
The Council Monday will also act on a resolution approving plans, specs, form of contract, and the cost estimate for Project AWAYSIS concrete and electrical work for relocation of the golf cart storage buildings.
The Council will also take action on an engineering services agreement for Project AWAYSIS construction staking.
The Council last Monday rejected a bid of $1,643,313.80 by Godbersen-Smith Const. Co. Inc. of Ida Grove for a more comprehensive Phase I bid. The engineer's estimate was $1,040,000, and Godbersen-Smith was the sole bidder at that time, sending city officials back to the drawing board.