Shawnee City Commissioners are set to consider bids for the FY 2016-17 Rehab Concrete Streets Project and the Gateway and Park Signage Project Monday.

Shawnee City Commissioners are set to consider bids for the FY 2016-17 Rehab Concrete Streets Project and the Gateway and Park Signage Project Monday.

City staff is recommending an award of the Rehab Concrete Streets Project to MTZ Construction in the amount of $480,250 — which was the second low bid submitted.

The low bid received was from Big Star Services, LLC, out of Sand Springs, in the amount of $474,225. Shawnee had no previous experience with Big Star, and out of eight references, only one was for roadway/street construction (and that one is currently under construction — a one-block street reconstruction project in Ponca City.

Regarding the Base Bid portion of the Gateway Park Signage Project, staff recommends awarding a contract to Randy's Signs in the amount of $144,475. The other submitted bid was from G&S Sign Services, LLC, for $168,515.

Also on the topic of the Wayfinding project, the Junior Service League of Shawnee will discuss sponsorship and Visit Shawnee, Inc. (VSI), will talk about signage funding.

Michelle Briggs, president/CEO of the Avedis Foundation, will address the board regarding a matching grant for recreation.

Much of the remaining agenda centers around housekeeping items like city agreements and contract renewals.

Also a public hearing for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget is planned, as well as consideration of a resolution to adopt the Shawnee Strategic Plan.

Discussion, consideration and possible action on new owner Clint Latham’s appeal of an administrative order requiring the demolition of the residential structure at 703 S. Pottenger.

Latham said in a letter to the planning department that he intends to submit a building permit in order to remodel the property.

The board will go into executive session to discuss the annual evaluations of City Manager Justin Erickson and City Treasurer Cindy Arnold.

Commissioners may OK the renewal of a lease agreement with Motorola Credit Corporation; consider a resolution to renew a contract with AT&T for telephone service; and possibly vote to cancel the July 3 City Commission meeting.

As part of the consent agenda, up for renewal are several agreements for FY 2017-2018 which commissioners may vote to continue. They are:

• Pottawatomie County District Court to establish, develop and implement programs for juvenile misdemeanor offenders.

• Fingerprint Service for The Housing Authority of the City of Shawnee.

• Agreement with South Central Industries, Inc. for Right-of-Way Maintenance Services.

• Pottawatomie Independent School District No. 93 for maintenance of tennis courts.

• Project H.E.A.R.T., Inc. for providing meals to elderly persons.

• Agreement with Pottawatomie Independent School District No. 93 to provide police officers for Shawnee High School and Middle School.

• Contract with Stuart & Clover, PLLC for City Attorney services. Agreement with City of McLoud for dispatch services.

On another consent item, several contracts are up for approval. They are:

• Consider entering into a contract with Historical Shawnee Alliance (HSA) for FY 2017-2018. Staff recommendation is to enter into a contract with HSA in the amount of $4,000 for administration and to provide $12,000 in funds for the Facade Grant Program for FY 2017-2018.

• Consider renewal of a contract with Senior Citizens of Shawnee, Inc. for FY 2017-2018. Staff recommendation is to renew contract for FY 2017-2108 in the amount of $108,000.

• Consider renewal of contract with Shawnee Economic Development Foundation (SEDF) for FY 2017-2018. Staff recommendation is to renew the contract for FY 2017-2018 in the amount of $231,000; if the merger between SEDF and Shawnee Chamber of Commerce occurs then the contract amount is increased an additional $50,000.

• Consider renewal of the contract with Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency/Central Oklahoma Transit (COCAA/COT) for FY 2017-2018. Staff recommendation is to renew the contract for FY 2017-2018 in the amount of $60,000, contingent upon proof of insurance documentation being provided.

• Consider renewal of the contract with Safe Events for Families (SEFF) for FY 2017-2018. Staff recommendation is to renew the contract for FY 2017-2018 to reimburse expenses for events up to $58,000.

• Consider renewal of the contract with Visit Shawnee, Inc. (VSI) for FY 2017-2018. Staff recommendation is to renew contract for FY 2017-2018 to collect hotel/motel tax and to distribute 94 percent of such collection to VSI.

On the Municipal Authority agenda, commissioners may confirm action on item 1e of the consent agenda regarding acknowledgement of the Central Disposal Contract for FY 2017-2018.

Utility Director Steve Nelms is recommending continuation of the contract that was signed in 2010 and is in effect through June 2020.

“Central Disposal has done an outstanding job providing weekly solid waste and recycling curb side pickup,” he said in a memo to the commission.

On the Airport Authority agenda, the board may approve a funding request to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC).

The Airport Authority wants to send a letter to the OAC requesting the forwarding of future NPE Federal dollars in the amount of $150,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019. This would give the Airport $300,000 of federal grant dollars instead of $150,000 for one year. Doing so would allow the Airport to cover most, if not all, the cost of constructing the taxiway/apron area for future T-hangar development.

“This also means we would forfeit 2019-2020 NPE funds,” Airport Manager Keenan English said.

Also, commissioners may consider a resolution accepting a grant agreement — contingent on the offer — for an airport improvement program (AIP) project from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the Shawnee Regional Airport to design and engineer the taxiway/apron area.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will take place Monday in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.

You can reach Vicky O. Misa at (405) 214-3962.