Street work bids, hotel tax abatement on council agenda

Published 1:12 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Austin City Council will vote on street reconstruction bids during its next regular meeting.

City Engineer Steven Lang received bids for work to be done at Sixth Street Northeast from Ulland Brothers, Inc. and Rochester Sand & Gravel for $133,592.50 and $139,335.15, respectively. Lang’s cost estimate was $124,645, and he has recommended the council reject the bids and place the project back on the 5-Year Capitol Improvement Plan.

Lang also received a $1,344,500.75 bid from Ulland Brothers, Inc. for work at Sixth Street and 11th Avenue Northwest. The cost would be broken down as:

  • $1,190.175.75 from Capital Improvement Fund
  • $44,750 from Waste Water Treatment Plant Fund
  • $109,575 from Stormwater Utility Fund

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Lang recommended he council approve the bid.

The council will also proclaim May 2019 as Arbor Month.

City Administrator Craig Clark will discuss a tax abatement request from GrandStay and Mower County Development Group for a proposed GrandStay hotel in downtown Austin. An abatement must be approved by the city, Mower County and Austin Public Schools and requires a public hearing before approval.

Administrative Services Director Tom Dankert will continue discussing the 2020 budget, focusing on Park and Recreation, and Clark will discuss the 2019 council goals during the work session.

The council’s next regular meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in the City Council Chambers located in the basement of City Hall. The work session will take place in the conference room across the hall immediately following the meeting.

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