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Council to consider request for additional $68,000 for street construction project

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
June 5, 2011 at 1:05 a.m.


CITY DOESN'T WANT DEEDED PROPERTY

According to a city council agenda item request, Edward H. Boone filed a quitclaim deed to Victoria in December 2010 for 0.3389 acres located off Troy Street. Boone did this without approval or acceptance by the city.

Boone tried to transfer the property to the city in 2004, but was told that the city wasn't interested.

The property has maintenance and tax liens against it, according to the council request.

The city will discuss approving the city manager's execution of a quitclaim deed to Boone on Tuesday.

The Victoria City Council will discuss Tuesday adding more than $68,000 to a street construction project.

In a council request by Lynn Short, director of public works, the $68,617.90 will go for the milling and overlay of four additional blocks of Bridge Street. This will bring the total cost of the "Downtown Street Overlay and ADA Ramp and Crosswalk Improvements Project" to $1,112,317.96.

The city staff recommends adding these four blocks to the overlay project since utilities there have now been replaced, according to the council request.

Brannan Paving Co. is listed as the contractor for the project.

In a change order No. 3 form, taken from the city council agenda packet, it listed the contract's original cost as $1,034,000.16. Another $9,699.90 was later added, meaning that the total additional costs will amount to $78,317.80 if the council approves the latest request.

The city council will discuss the matter at its meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be at 107 W. Juan Linn St.

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