Waveland awards three contracts
By Dwayne Bremer
Oct 8, 2013, 21:09
The Waveland Board of Aldermen on Monday awarded three respective contracts for road paving, the veteran's memorial, and a new volleyball facility.
"We are excited to be able to get some of these projects going," Mayor David Garcia said Tuesday. "Getting the memorial repaired was a priority. Hopefully, we will be able to pay most of the roads in the city."
The first project approved was a new volleyball facility which will be located just east of the Garfield Ladner Pier.
City officials said they hope to open bids to repair the pier later this year.
Dixon Construction Group was awarded a $28,000 bid for the volleyball complex which will include adding lighting and other features to the current beach volleyball area, Garcia said.
The city will use Tidelands funds for the project, he said.
The repairs to the veteran's memorial at the foot of Coleman Avenue was awarded to David Rush Construction, which turned in a bid of $679,800, Garcia said.
The work will include repairing the monument which was damaged during Hurricane Isaac, placing sheet piling around it, and adding seating areas, officials said.
The city will use FEMA funds, along with insurance proceeds, and Tidelands funds for the memorial's repair.
The road paving project may be the most urgent project for the city.
Huey Stockstill Inc. of Picayune won the contract with a bid of $697,000.
Garcia said priority will go to the roads in most need of repair.
"We have a lot of roads that need paving," he said. "We are hopefully going to pave the majority of them."
Garcia said the city will use the remainder of an old general obligation bond to pay for the work.
If more is needed, the city may use some of its $600,000 surplus from the 2013-2014 fiscal year, officials said.
Work on all three projects is expected to begin within 30 days.