CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Work will get underway next year on the city of Dunbar's $12.5 million sewer line replacement project.
City officials will finalize contract bids for the work Jan. 8 and 9, Sanitation Director Ron Byrnside told city council members at a Monday meeting. The contracts will be officially awarded the next day.
Sanitary board members approved three separate contracts for the project and submitted the application to the state Department of Environmental Protection for approval, Byrnside said.
St. Albans-based Rover Construction will handle contracts one and three, which cover the hillside of the railroad tracks from 10th Street to 27th Street, and Roxalana Hills from the interstate exchange to Roxalana Apartments, respectively.
Ohio-based Fields Excavating will head up contract two on the riverside of the railroad tracks from 10th Street to 27th Street.
Byrnside said there "was some under-run on the bids." He said the sanitary board needs to add a few projects to the contracts and is in the process of obtaining cost estimates for the extra work.
"With that we are moving full steam ahead," he said.
He expects to break ground in January or February, weather permitting.
In other business, council members approved a $3,000 bid from Lowe's for the materials to make repairs to the deck at Dunbar City Park.
Mayor Terry Greenlee explained the city was given permission to use $1,800 left over from a previous grant used to fix the bathroom at the park. The city will pay the remaining $1,399.57 and provide the labor to make the needed repairs.
* Approved invoices submitted for payment totaling $38,574.69.
* Authorized the city to pay the difference of $14,901.79 to purchase a 2014 Ford Police Interceptor SUV and equipment. This is in addition to a $25,000 Public Safety Grant from the Kanawha County Commission.
* Approved expenses for the Christmas Parade totaling $2,295.
* Authorized Greenlee to accept bids to replace the roof on the house at Wine Cellar Park and also to contract with Gambill Amusements to bring a carnival to town June 8-14.