Section 101-131 Ord. 16386; Calling for Bids RE: Street Construction on Fourth Avenue, from Garth Avenue to Providence Road

Ordinance No.           16386               Council Bill No.          B 74-00             


determining it is in the public interest to proceed with street construction on Fourth Avenue from Garth Avenue to Providence Road; approving and adopting plans and specifications; determining that the work shall be done by contract; ordering advertisement for bids; providing for payment for the improvement; authorizing the City Manager to obtain, execute and record all documents necessary for the improvement; providing for compliance with the prevailing wage law; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring the necessity of street construction on Fourth Avenue from Garth Avenue to Providence Road; and

    WHEREAS, the resolution was published in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the city; and

    WHEREAS, the City Council has held a public hearing on construction of the improvement.


    SECTION 1.  The Council finds that the construction of asphaltic concrete pavement with portland cement concrete curbs and gutters or, in the alternative, portland cement concrete pavement with integral curbs each twenty-eight (28) feet wide, together with sidewalks, drive approaches, sanitary sewer improvements, and miscellaneous work, all in accordance with the City of Columbia Street and Storm Sewer Specifications and Standards, on Fourth Avenue from Garth Avenue to Providence Road is necessary for the welfare and improvement of the City and that it is in the public interest that such improvement be made.

    SECTION 2.  The plans and specifications for this improvement, as prepared by the Director of Public Works and filed in the office of the City Clerk, are hereby approved and made a part of this ordinance.

    SECTION 3.  The construction of the improvement shall be done by contract in accordance with the plans and specifications, the laws of the State of Missouri, and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

    SECTION 4.  The City Clerk is authorized and directed to advertise for bids for the construction of the improvement.  The advertisement shall be published for seven (7) consecutive insertions in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the City of Columbia and shall state that the bids must be filed by 11:15 a.m. on April 11, 2000.  The first publication of the advertisement shall be no later than April 1, 2000.  The advertisement shall refer to the plans and specifications filed in the City Clerk's office and shall advise bidders of the method of payment for the improvement.  The advertisement shall state that the Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids and that, in order to be considered, a bid must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond with corporate surety for five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, payable to the City of Columbia.  All bids shall be opened by the City Clerk in the chambers where the City Council holds its regular meetings at 11:15 a.m. on April 11, 2000.

    SECTION 5.  Payment for this improvement shall be made by special tax bills evidencing special assessments against the property specially benefited by and abutting the improvement in the manner specified by the laws of the State of Missouri and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Columbia, in an amount not to exceed $14.50 per abutting front foot; and the balance from Community Development Block Grant Funds, Sanitary Sewer Utility Funds, and such other funds as may be lawfully appropriated. The tax bills shall bear interest at a rate of nine percent (9%) from and after the date which is sixty days after their date of issue until paid in full and shall be a lien against the lot, parcel or tract of land benefited from the improvement and described in the tax bill for a period of ten years from the date of issue unless sooner paid.

    SECTION 6.  The City Manager is authorized to obtain, execute and have recorded all licenses, easements, deeds and any other conveyances or instruments necessary for the City to complete this improvement.

    SECTION 7.  The contract for the improvement shall provide that not less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages, as found by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations of Missouri, shall be paid to all workmen performing work under the contract.  The contractor's bond shall guarantee the faithful performance of the prevailing hourly wage clause in the contract.  The City shall also cause to be inserted into the contract a stipulation that all laborers and mechanics employed by the contractor or subcontractors in the performance of work under the contract shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act.

    SECTION 8.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

        PASSED this 20th day of March, 2000.