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JULY 15, 2013
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Monday, July 15, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Robert E. Hibbitts Meeting Room, 1924 Courthouse
30 North College Ave, Newton
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
4. Approval of the minutes from the Board’s Regular Session of June 17, 2013
5. Recognition of Special Guests
6. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
9. Departmental Report
10. Other Items of Business
12. Manager’s Report
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: Individuals needing assistance should contact the County Clerk at 828-465-8990 within a reasonable time prior to the meeting. . Access to the 1924 Courthouse for individuals with disabilities is at the south side (“A” Street). The elevator is located at the north end of the building. Participation in public meetings is without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, color, or disability.
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CALENDAR: The August Board of Commissioners meetings will take place on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. and on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.
PREVIEW OF COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013, 7 P.M.
ROBERT E. HIBBITTS MEETING ROOM
1924 COURTHOUSE, NEWTON, N.C.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a bid for construction of a new Sherrills Ford branch library, which will have ample public areas to provide quality library services to one of the fastest-growing populations in the county, with a children’s corner and outside area, public meeting space and an area designed to meet public service needs of local residents such as obtaining building permits, when the Board meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013, at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton.
The Board will also present the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, both from the Government Finance Officers Association, to the County’s Finance staff.
The current branch library in the Sherrills Ford community was built in 1980 and expanded in 1990 to a 2,675 square foot facility. The current library was planned to hold 8,500 items and does not include any space for library programs or public gatherings. It does not have sufficient space to add materials to meet the needs of the growing community. On October 17, 2011, the Board authorized staff to move forward with the design of a 10,000 square foot library (including a 1,000 square foot meeting room) at 9154 Sherrills Ford Road. Jenkins Peer Architects of Charlotte was selected as the design firm. Several meetings were conducted with staff and the public to review the conceptual design. During a Special Session held on January 14, 2013, the Board expressed desire for an all-brick exterior and enhanced canopy over the front entrance at an additional cost of $127,100. On January 30, 2013, Jenkins Peer Architects was authorized to move forward with this design.
Bid specifications included several alternates:
Bid specifications also included four preferred alternates approved by the Board: Corbin Russwin H2 Locksets which are used throughout most County buildings; decorative Window Film by Solar Graphic to be used outside the youth area; Mohawk carpet products, used as the basis for interior design to help achieve LEED points, and high volume, low speed ceiling fans made by Delta T. Corporation.
Nine general contractors were pre-qualified and, on June 18, 2013, six bids were received. Monteith Construction of Charlotte, NC, submitted the lowest bid, however, it did not provide a cost for Alternate #4 (Energy Monitoring System). Since Alternate #4 is desired and needed for the project, the bid cannot be awarded to Monteith Construction since it did not provide a bid for this alternate.
David E. Looper & Company, Hickory is the lowest, responsible, responsive bidder. Staff requests including all alternates in the award, except for the deduct Alternate #7 (thermo set polyester window finish, rather than Kynar 500 finish). David E. Looper & Company included all preferred alternates in its base bid at no additional cost, except for Preferred Alternate #4 (Large Diameter Fans), which will be an additional cost of $3,800. Including all alternates, except for the deduct Alternate #7, the total bid award to David E. Looper & Company would be $2,358,100. The construction should take approximately 300 days.
Looking at the total project cost estimates including technology and furniture, David E. Looper & Company construction contract, a three percent construction contingency and material testing, there is a shortfall of approximately $210,661. The Board will consider authorizing a transfer of unspent funds originally planned for the Animal Shelter project to meet this shortfall. Any other funds needed for technology or furniture would come from Library Reinventing Funds. This bid award and funds transfer comes with the recommendation of the Board’s Finance and Personnel Subcommittee.
CONTACT: DAVE HARDIN, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER 465-8464
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