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Bid awarded to install Alva water main


March 21, 2021

Monday night the Alva Utility Authority awarded a project to install the 16 inch water transmission main replacement to Marsau Enterprises of Enid. Myers Engineering has had good experience with the company.

The city received five bids for the project with Marsau bidding the lowest. Next highest was Orr Construction of Davenport at $167,390. Sooner Site Utility of Oklahoma City bid $189,880, while Luckinbill, Inc. of Enid bid $211,300. The highest bid of $500,029.60 was from Grooms & Pollard of Oklahoma City.

The city already has the materials on hand and planned to do the work themselves. However, that has not been possible so they decided to go out for bids instead.

City Business Manager Angelica Brady said since the bid was lower than expected, Alva will have enough money left from the bond to do some other water projects.

Utility authority members, consisting of the city council members, also approved the consent agenda. This includes minutes of the January 19 meeting, February claims in the amount of $83,410.24 and payroll expenses of $54,821.54 and March claims of $111,835.47 with payroll expenses of $61,357.85.

Alva Economic Development Authority

The Alva Economic Development Authority (AEDA) also met Monday. The AEDA oversees the funding from the one percent economic development city sales tax which is split between the Alva Recreation Complex and the NWOSU Foundation scholarship fund.

AEDA trustees approved rejecting all bids for the fieldhouse roof replacement and other work at the recreation complex. In addition to the roof, work included removing air vents and louvers in the gym and replacement of windows and wall panels on the west side of the complex. Bids were above the payment offered by the insurance company.

The insurance company wants to come back to Alva and re-inspect the property. Due to the weather in early February, they have not been able to come. They are now scheduled to be here the week of March 22. The competitive bidding act only allows for the bids to be good up to 45 days, and the bids were opened February 4. Once the insurance company has revisited the site, the bids will be advertised again.

The consent agenda was also approved. It included minutes of the January meeting, February claims of $16,806.40 and payroll expenses of $14,768.82 as well as March claims of $13,699.53 and payroll expenses of $13,910.30.


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