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The Lancaster City Council met in special session on Thursday, May 24, 2012at 7:00PM to review and consider awarding the bids for the community center construction and food service equipment that were opened on May 21, 2012.  The following members were present: Rice, Stenquist, Nordin and Olson.  Swenson was absent.  Also present at the meeting were Robert Farbo, Ray Johnson and Matt Holtz.


The mayor, Gary Rice, reviewed the bid tabulations for the community center construction and corresponding construction alternate and the food service equipment bid.  The council reviewed the recommendation letter from Ron Jasmer, architect with Widseth, Smith and Nolting; bid review letter from the City Attorney, Bruce Nielsen and correspondence from Andrew Gag, representative for USDA Rural Development.  Jasmer recommends accepting the construction bid from Bordertown Construction, Inc. and Culinex for food service equipment.  Attorney Nielsen attended the bid opening and reviewed the bidding procedures and feels that the bidding meets state and federal requirements for competitive bidding.  Andrew Gag, USDA, has submitted to the city a worksheet reviewing eligible and ineligible community center costs. 


The council reviewed bid tabulations, construction alternates and food service equipment needs.


Stenquist moved to approve the base construction bid from Bordertown Construction, Inc. in the amount of $649,600.00; Alternate #1 (west site work) $10,500.00; alternate #2 (east site work) $5380.00; alternate #3 (storm sewer); alternate #5 (roof) $10,800.00; aleternate #6 (doors) for a total of $706,580.00, second by Barron and carried with none voting against.


The food service bid acceptance has been tabled until the June 13, 2012 regular council meeting.  The city has 60 days to accept or reject the bid. 




Carol Johnson









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