The Montevideo City Council met on Monday evening to discuss various aspects of the city’s 2018 Street and Utility Projects. As part of the process, a final public hearing was held on the proposed special assessment roll.

The Montevideo City Council met on Monday evening to discuss various aspects of the city’s 2018 Street and Utility Projects. As part of the process, a final public hearing was held on the proposed special assessment roll. 

The hearing was opened for public comment, but no citizens were in attendance at the meeting, so the council continued on with a discussion on assessments.

Assessments for Canyon Ave. from 1st St. to Parkway Drive are set at $45.01 per linear foot for street work, and $10.51/LF for curb and gutter work.

Assessments for Fosnes Ave. from 4th St. to Benson Road are set at $39.16/LF for street work, and $9.47/LF for curb and gutter.

A resolution was offered and adopted to accept the proposed assessments.

The council next considered bids for the 2018 Street and Utility Improvement Projects. Bids were received from R & G Construction of Marshall, Duininck, Inc.  of Prinsburg, Quam of Willmar, and riley Bros. Construction of Morris.

Low bid was provided by R & G Construction, who had a total bid of $678,022.30, and they were awarded the contract.

A resolution providing for the sale of $660,000 of General Obligation Improvement Bonds Series 2018-A was discussed. The purpose of the sale is to provide funds for the 2018 Street and Utility Projects.

Sale of the bonds will take place on June 18, 2018. City staff will work with Ehler’s and Associates to facilitate the sale of the bonds.

In other business, Mayor Debra Lee Fader presented a 2017 Building Award certificate to Erich and Jayme Winter of Winter Family Enterprises, Inc., for Best Commercial Renovation for their work on the Millenium Theater.

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