Project AWAYSIS kicked into high gear Monday when the Storm Lake City Council held a special meeting to award a number of project bids. Site preparation could start as soon as next work. The Council awarded a $15,000 bid to Brau & Miller Construction of Schaller for demolition of the city pool, well under the architects estimate of $43,000. The other bids were JW Construction, $21,500; Lundell Construction, $29,840; and Triple D Contracting, $46,875. The city will give Brau & Miller a notice to proceed on the project Oct. 4. Lundell Construction of Cherokee was awarded the low bid of $587,835.50 for the revised Phase I bid. The architects estimate was $677,503. The bid includes relocating Sunrise Road and a gravel parking lot, placement of grade and fill, grading for the new Sunrise Road and golf course parking, and tree removal. The Council also held a public hearing and approved a resolution approving plans, specs, form of contract, and cost estimate for AWAYSIS concrete and electrical work for building relocation. The work will be for new foundations for golf cart sheds and completion of the electrical work after the sheds are relocated. The cost of the project is estimated at $82,000. Project AWAYSIS Project Manager Mike Wilson said the contract for relocation of the sheds will be bid separately. That bid will also include relocation of the log cabin and school in Sunrise Park which are slated for relocation on Railroad Avenue. The golf cart sheds will be relocated to about 100 yards southeast of where they are now. Wilson estimated a $40,000 cost for moving the buildings, making a total cost of $125,000 for the building relocations. The deadline for building relocation was backed up to Dec. 5. The Council approved a construction services agreement with Kuehl and Payer for staking for construction in the Project AWAYSIS area for $19,500.