Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater reviews opens bids for a utility and street project at Dickerson Landing. From left is Michael Landis, mayor Allan Kauffman and Rudy Stegelmann. (Angelle Barbazon/The Elkhart Truth)
City of Goshen receives eight offers for utility, street project at Dickerson Landing
Posted on March 3, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.

GOSHEN — A utility and street project in a neighborhood near the Goshen Post Office received eight bids from construction and excavating firms.

Work at Dickerson Landing drew bids ranging from roughly $196,000 to almost $280,000. Each offer included a base bid for construction plus an additional bid for using asphalt instead of concrete on the streets. The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater opened the bids Monday, March 3.

Here is a look at the eight bids that were submitted to the city:

  • Beer and Slabaugh: Base bid, $207,961.35; alternative asphalt pavement bid, $16,395.15
  • Rieth Riley Construction: Base bid, $208,078.25; alternative asphalt pavement bid, $18.900.15
  • Niblock Excavating: Base bid, $214,751.75; alternative asphalt pavement bid, $16,080
  • Selge Construction: Base bid, $260,700; alternative asphalt pavement bid $19,735
  • C&E Excavating: Base bid, $279,985.25; alternative asphalt pavement bid $18,348.90
  • Walsh and Kelly: Base bid, $196,053.25; alternative asphalt pavement bid, $17,450.15
  • HRP Construction: Base bid $201,719.85; alternative asphalt pavement bid, $14,695.15
  • Phend and Brown: Base bid, $220,010.25; alternative asphalt pavement bid, $17,150.15

Staff with the city’s engineering department is reviewing the bids and will return with a recommendation to the board.

OTHER BUSINESS

 The board awarded a contract to JL Denlinger Concrete for $98,950 for sidewalk work. The company had the lowest bid among three firms that submitted offers to the city. The city and residents will split the cost in half for the sidewalk program.

  • Ignition Music Garage, 120 E. Washington St., will be allowed to block six parking spaces in front of the business from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 7, and March 15. The record store and concert venue has two shows coming up and will need parking for artists to unload equipment into the building.
  • Goshen probationary patrol officer Curtis Weldy will be promoted to patrol officer effective Friday, March 7.
  • A parking space will be removed from the northwest corner of the city's parking lot E. Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer and Buckingham Law Office made the request to place a picnic table in the space near a memorial to a former employee.
  • The city plans to buy three 2014 Chevrolet Impala patrol cars from Kelley Chevrolet in Fort Wayne. Each car is $20,681.
  • The board approved a change order for the Jefferson Street reconstruction project from Main Street to Fifth Street. The total increase for the project with the change order is roughly $19,294, bringing the contract price to $539,337.
  • The board approved the city selling a property at 705 New York St. for $9,000 to the Goshen Day Card Board.
  • The board signed an agreement with Elkhart County and the city of Elkhart to seek federal funds for traffic signal upgrades.
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