October 31, 2014

Edgerton rejects bids for sewer project

The Edgerton City Council is going back to the drawing board after bids for a planned sewer upgrade exceeded the project’s budget.
The city had successfully applied for a Community Development Block Grant to cover $182,260 of the $275,000 project.

The remaining amount was to be paid from the city’s sewer reserve fund.

However, City Administrator Beth Linn told the council on Sept. 22 that two bids received for the project ranged from $392,428 to $400,710.

The council agreed to reject the bids and work with Schlagel & Associates to consider revisions to the plans and bring the project within budget.

“It will give us time to see if we can come back to you with a slightly different project,” Linn told the council.

The original scope of work included “upgrading an existing 8-inch clay sanitary sewer main and manholes to improve flow capacity for the developed parts of town and provide additional capacity for future development,” according to a memo the council received in August.

Linn said the mains have been prone to backup and overflow problems in the past.

Comments

  1. Send BNSF the bill says:

    Why should the city pay for upgrades? I thought this was one of the benefits of the intermodal.

  2. Dear Send:
    Were you duped???

  3. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    Before adjournment of the September 22 Council Meeting, Edgerton City Attorney Patrick Reavey reported to the governing body that the Johnson County Kansas District Court has ruled in favor of the City regarding a case filed December 4, 2009 by I-35 Edgerton LLC (Vernon Fraley, Fred Fraley) vs. The City of Edgerton Kansas. However, Reavey stated, the plaintiffs have filed an appeal of the court’s ruling and the case could be in appellate court for as long as another year and may possibly reach the Kansas Supreme Court.

    According to information I found this past January, the plaintiffs had challenged the benefit district that brought water and sewer service to the planned 558 home and 316 unit apartment complex known as Sunflower Ridge, to be located on property northwest of the I-35 and Sunflower Road interchange in southern Edgerton. The owners of property at the southeast corner of I-35 and Sunflower Road did not feel that they benefit substantially and that other property owners should have been included in the district to more evenly spread the development costs. They filed suit in Johnson County District Court against the City of Edgerton, Johnson County Parks & Rec, a couple of real estate companies and about 48 property owners in and around Edgerton.

    Listed below are the most recent case history entries posted on the JoCo District Court website. http://www.jococourts.org/CivRoa.aspx

    CASE NO 09CV10918 I-35 EDGERTON LLC ET AL vs. THE CITY OF EDGERTON KANSAS ET AL
    Div/Judge 8/CHARLES DROEGE
    Chapter 60
    Nature OTHER NON-DOMESTIC (60)
    Status CASE TERMINATED

    09/21/2011 FILE STAMP 9/19/2011, NOTICE OF APPEAL -FAXED 16:04-
    09/13/2011 FILE STAMP 9/9/2011, MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER
    08/26/2011 FILE STAMP 8/25/2011, DEFENDANTS’ MOTION IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION
    08/22/2011 FILE STAMP 8/18/2011, PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (FAX FILED 13:03)
    08/15/2011 FILE STAMP 8/11/2011, MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER
    08/12/2011 CANCELLED CT on 08/18/11,09:00am,Div8 DUE TO CASE TERMINATION
    08/12/2011 CANCELLED CT on 08/17/11,09:00am,Div8 DUE TO CASE TERMINATION
    08/12/2011 Changed Case Status: From: PENDING To: CASE TERMINATED (SUMMARY JUDGMENT)
    07/11/2011 FILE STAMP 7/8/2011, REQUEST AND SERVICE INSTRUCTION FORM, SIX BLANK SUBPOENAS ISSUED TO ATTORNEY AT FRONT COUNTER BY PR
    07/06/2011 SCHED. COURT TRIAL on 08/18/11,09:00am,Div 8
    07/06/2011 RESCHED. COURT TRIAL on 08/17/11,09:00am,Div 8
    07/05/2011
    HEARING HELD ON MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT- PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR S.J. IS DENIED FOR THE REASONS STATED ON THE RECORD; DEF’S MOTION FOR S.J. IS TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT; P’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS REGARDING MEDIATION IS DENIED- PARTIES ARE ORDERED TO RETURN TO MEDIATION AND PARTICIPATE IN GOOD FAITH; COURT CONTINUES PRESENT TRIAL SETTING TO AUGUST 17 & 18 2011. (ER @ 5:30 PM)(RPTR: CATALANO)(JUDGE: DROEGE)

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