North Webster Town Council Accepts Bid For Community Crossings Project

February 21, 2024 at 6:17 p.m.

By Keith Knepp, InkFreeNews

NORTH WEBSTER - In a brief special meeting of the North Webster Town Council Wednesday, a quorum of members agreed to accept the bid offered by Phend & Brown of Milford to perform street repairs using money from the state Community Crossings Grant.
Jeremy Hardy, project manager at Commonwealth Engineers of South Bend, informed the council that two bids had been received by the 4 p.m. deadline. Phend & Brown’s bid of $189,077 was lower than Niblock Excavating of Bristol’s bid of $197,540. Hardy noted that Commonwealth’s estimate for the project was $254,709, meaning that both Phend & Brown and Niblock’s bids both came in significantly under budget.
Council President Dan Thystrup and Councilwoman Lisa Strombeck voted in favor of accepting Phend & Brown’s bid. Councilman Dave Waliczek was not present.
Commonwealth will put together a notice of award, contractor agreement and a notice to proceed for the council to sign before the March 1 deadline. Additionally, a form will need to be completed to officially request the funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The start date of the project is to be determined, however, it was noted by Hardy that a timeframe will be included with the contract with Phend & Brown for the project's beginning and completion timeframe.



NORTH WEBSTER - In a brief special meeting of the North Webster Town Council Wednesday, a quorum of members agreed to accept the bid offered by Phend & Brown of Milford to perform street repairs using money from the state Community Crossings Grant.
Jeremy Hardy, project manager at Commonwealth Engineers of South Bend, informed the council that two bids had been received by the 4 p.m. deadline. Phend & Brown’s bid of $189,077 was lower than Niblock Excavating of Bristol’s bid of $197,540. Hardy noted that Commonwealth’s estimate for the project was $254,709, meaning that both Phend & Brown and Niblock’s bids both came in significantly under budget.
Council President Dan Thystrup and Councilwoman Lisa Strombeck voted in favor of accepting Phend & Brown’s bid. Councilman Dave Waliczek was not present.
Commonwealth will put together a notice of award, contractor agreement and a notice to proceed for the council to sign before the March 1 deadline. Additionally, a form will need to be completed to officially request the funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The start date of the project is to be determined, however, it was noted by Hardy that a timeframe will be included with the contract with Phend & Brown for the project's beginning and completion timeframe.



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