City signs contract to monitor water treatment
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:00 AM
Madison approved a contract with Commonwealth Engineering on Monday to work on a long-term plan to upgrade the city's water treatment plant.
The agreement was reached during the Board of Public Works meeting.
The company will handle post-construction monitoring, according to Brian Jackson, the city's utilities manager.
"They discussed this at the City Council meeting, and they'll be discussing it further at the upcoming City Council meeting," Jackson said. "They're going to gather data that will be utilized to determine our compliance with our designed storm requirements at our CSO (combined sewer overflows."
The contract is for $1.8 million.
Also at the meeting, a new contract with Rumpke was approved. The contract extends the company's trash hauling and disposal services through March of 2020.
Mayoral Aide Bob Cooke said prices for the service won't increase for the first year of the extension. For the proceeding years prices will increase based on the consumer price index, not to exceed three percent.
In other business:
The city awarded its paving contract to Sedam Contracting Corp. for $151,865.
Street closings were approved for the Regatta parade and waterball competition. The parade will be held July 4. Streets will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. until the end of the parade. The parade will take the same route as last year. Andrew Forrester, community relations director, said applications for parade entries are due Friday.
The waterball competition will be July 1. Main Street, between Jefferson and Walnut streets will be closed between 4:30 and 9 p.m. for the competition.
The city approved a street closing for a wedding on July 19. Broadway, between Main and Third streets will be closed from 5 to 7:30 p.m.