If approved by the Rochester Hills City Council at Monday's meeting, the Rochester Hills Department of Public Services (DPS) will see a $725,150 upgrade to its salt-storage capabilities.
The meeting is 7 p.m. Monday at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive.
Council members will be asked to vote on awarding a contract to Macomb-based MJC Construction Management for $725,150 plus a 10 percent contingency for a total not to exceed $825,165 for a salt storage building.
The building, according to materials included in the meeting agenda, would be designed to accommodate 3,500 tons of salt. The DPS used nearly 4,428 tons of salt in 2011.
The construction would include demolition of part of the older DPS facility, built in 1972, according to city documents. It also will include 8-12-foot concrete support walls, a rubber membrane roof and will use materials resistant to salt corrosion.
According to city documents, Rochester Hills received 18 bids for construction of the building, with MJC Construction Management coming in as the lowest adequate bid, below the city's estimate of $880,000.
If approved, work on the facility will begin in May with an estimated completion date of mid-September.
A separate vote would authorize a $40,000 contract with Livonia-based Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. for construction engineering services for the project with a total cost not to exceed $104,000.
According to the meeting agenda, the salt storage project had been adopted in the 2010 city budget with $440,000 earmarked for the project and it had been carried over to the 2013 budget. A separate project converting the former DPS garage into cold storage also has been included in this project, the agenda indicates, with an original budget impact gauged at $288,000 and work slated to begin in 2015.
Once it was determined the salt storage would be situated at the south end of the former DPS building, the city included the cold storage project in a first-quarter 2013 budget amendment. The agenda indicates the remaining $161,165 will be covered in a future budget amendment.
Also on Monday's agenda:
- Blanket purchase order for rock salt not to exceed $162,785 from Detroit Salt Company, LLC.
- Request for approval of the final plat - Vistas of Rochester Hills, a 47-lot single-family subdivision located on 22 acres on the south side of Avon between Rochester and John R.
- Blanket purchase order for water meters and equipment not to exceed $155,000 through Dec. 31 from Grand Rapids-based ETNA Supply Company.