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December 13, 2012

City Awards Demolition Bids, Renews Contracts at December Meeting

Three sets of bids were received for consideration in the City of Memphis's plans to demolish several dilapidated buildings in the community. The city council reviewed the prospective bids at the December 6th meeting for consideration to utilize remaining Community Development Block Grant funds for demolition and removal of up to three residential structures.

The council voted 4-0 to accept the bids from Campbell Trucking, Inc. of Kahoka. The cost for site #1, 125 Bence St. demolition and removal to an approved DNR landfill, was $5,100. Bids were also received from JT Holman General Construction and Excavating, LLC ($7,000) and Chuck Miller ($10,800).

Campbell Trucking was also awarded the bids for Site #2, 350 S. Adams St. and for Site #3, 319 W. Monroe St. Those bids were for $5,300 and $4,975 respectively.

Demolition work is expected to begin immediately and be completed by February 28, 2013.

In other business, the council renewed a series of annual contracts for city services and ground leases.

The city renewed year three of a five year pact with Lance Campbell for the leasing of the municipal airport ground for haying at $30 an acre for a total of $1,800. Campbell also is entering the third year of a lease on the Lake Show Me farm ground for $114 an acre for $3,990 total.

The 2nd year of a three year agreement was renewed with Randy Mauck for $13.10 per large bale for the hay ground at Lake Show Me.

The contract for grave openings at the Memphis Cemetery was renewed with Sam Redding for $450 per grave. The city also renewed the lease agreement with the Masonic Lodge for annual rent payment of $2,100 for the police station.

In other business, the council approved an agreement with MECO Engineering Company, Inc. of Hannibal to assist in the completion of grant applications through the Safe Routes to School program administered by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The engineer will provide preliminary site drawings, photos of the route and cost estimates for the proposed four-phase project to install sidewalks in the city.

The council also reviewed preliminary bids for the purchase of a compact track loader. Over the past two months the city light department has reviewed bids for both a used and a new loader that would be utilized by all the city departments. The bids were taken under advisement while demos are delivered to the city for trial runs.


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