Among items for review, bidding is open until 4 p.m. Monday for a library flooring project and the Senior Citizens Center roofing project.
When Shawnee City Commissioners meet Monday, several agenda items will be up for their consideration.
As the City of Shawnee has the responsibility of bridge maintenance and safety inspections, the board is scheduled to select city inspectors for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Bridge Inspection Program. The proposed resolution attached to the agenda reads the city prefers to use the same consultant for Pottawatomie County, which is Circuit Engineering District No. 4.
Also on the agenda, the board may consider a budget amendment for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fund 190 – Providing budget for the CDBG Consolidation Plan 2020 – 2024.
In another item for review, bidding is open until 4 p.m. Monday for a library flooring project and the Senior Citizens Center roofing project.
In October, city staff went out for bid on the library flooring replacement project, and the Senior Center roofing project.
The last time the carpeting was replaced in the library was in 2006, and at that time only the public area was covered; the staff area of the library has not been recovered since the building was new in 1986, Director of Operations James Bryce said.
“This project will refloor the public area, the staff office area, and staff restroom and kitchen areas,” he said. “The flooring we are going with is the same flooring we placed in the Senior Center and Expo Center — except for the restrooms; ceramic tile will be placed there.”
Concerning the senior center, Bryce said as far as he knows, there has not been a new roof put on the facility since the original one in 1985.
“The roof has held up well, but does have a few leaks,” he said. “Also included in this project is the roof over the pool room.”
This roof will be a complete removal — except for the decking, which will be repaired, he explained.
“This roof and the Senior Center roof will be replaced with a TPO roofing system along with raising the skylights over the Senior Center, the skylights set too low to roof,” he said.
The bid also has a line item for roof insulation replacement due to moisture saturation from the leaks, Bryce said.
Both projects would be funded out of the facility repair portion of the half-cent temporary sales tax.
Also, the monthly sales tax and budget report will be presented.
On the Municipal Authority agenda, commissioners will consider approval of emergency wastewater repairs.
According to the agenda, city staff recently discovered a wastewater main leaking into the river near South Beard St. Due to the severity, location and health hazards presented, staff initiated emergency repairs. “Jordan Contractors, who has satisfactorily performed work for SMA in the past, was available to immediately begin the repair process,” the memo from Public Works Director Brad Schmidt reads. Repairs are estimated to cost up to $60,000.
In other business, regarding digester cleaning at the Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant, a memo from Schmidt requests deferment of an award for the project. The five bidders were: Sandyland Environmental Services, bidding $250,380; Jordon Contractors, bidding $262,000 — and $40,000 on the alternate; Merrell Brothers. Inc., submitting a bid of $313,710; American Process Group, Inc., with a bid of $338,921; and Synagro, bidding $375,000.
On the Airport Authority agenda, bidding has been opened and applications have been collected for the purchase of 2.48 acres of airport land, at 2110 W. Independence — just south of US 177, across the highway from Shawnee's animal shelter.
A minimum bid was set at $220,000.
The property is currently leased through January, 2028, with a 20-year option to renew.
Bidding ended Nov. 15 and submissions were filed with City Clerk Lisa Lasyone. Commissioners may review the bids or defer the item for more time to assess.
The 6 p.m. meeting will take place Monday in the Bertha Ann Young City Commission Chambers at City Hall, at 16 W. 9th St.