Monroe plan would spend $427K on street paving in by year’s end

Monroe City Council will consider final approval of its pavement resurfacing project at its Tuesday meeting.

City officials said bids were received Sept. 20 and only one company, Barrett Paving Materials, Inc., submitted a base bid of $385,286 and $41,747 for the alternative bid. The base and alternate bids totalled $427,033 for the project.

The base bid will include pavement resurfacing of Salzman Road from Ohio 63 south to Logistics Drive, Westheimer Drive, Wright Drive, and Edison Drive.

Officials said the alternate bid includes pavement repairs on Dorothy Lane, Bendel Drive and Amity Lane.

City Manager Bill Brock said the quote price of $427,033 was well within the estimated budget of $500,000. The project has an estimated completion date of Dec. 15.

In other infrastructure-related business, council voted to reject the bids received for the Monroe Bicentennial Commons Phase 1 project.

Brock told council at its Oct. 8 meeting that the city only received one bid of $2.4 million, which was significantly over the engineer’s estimate of $1.7 million.

He said the city will work with its engineer and architect to repackage the project and underground utilities before soliciting bids again.

Council also approved the final plat of the Monroe Commerce Center, which accepted and dedicated Distribution Drive as a city street as part of the ProLogis/Bed, Bath and Beyond distribution center project.

Monroe and the Dial Radio Club of Middletown agreed to a placement of an antenna on the Britton Lane Storage Tank. Brock said the club had an antenna on the East Avenue water tower, but since that tower was removed, the club requested permission to place the antenna on the Britton Lane water tower.

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