City Council rejects bids for civic complex projects

Published 8:32 pm Monday, August 17, 2015

The Pelham City Council plans to move forward with two projects at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena. (Contributed)

The Pelham City Council plans to move forward with two projects at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena. (Contributed)

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer 

PELHAM— Bids for improvement projects at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena were rejected after a decision made by the Pelham City Council Aug. 17. There are two projects in the works for the complex: one for roof repairs and another for manually operated wall partitions.

The city of Pelham only received one bid from Building Specialties Company, Inc. for manually operated individual panel operable wall partitions for the complex. These are the walls that separate the banquet rooms.

“They were in desperate need of repair at this time, or replacement because you really couldn’t repair them anymore,” said City Council President Rick Hayes. “There was only one bid for this. We had a good bid and we were able, through this process since there was only one bid, to reject all bids and negotiate an agreement with them.”

Mayor Gary Waters was authorized to discuss a price not to exceed $75,000, and Hayes said they were able to include some items that were not previously incorporated in the bid.

Four bids were submitted for the purchase and application of polyurethane foam and high solid silicone coating for the roof of the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena, but Hayes said there were some conflicts with them.

“(We) realized we needed to take a quick step back on this and determine exactly what the best options were to move forward,” Hayes said. “So the intent is to, over the next several days, evaluate some alternatives for this and then to move forward and reissue a new bid.”

The Pelham City Council also,

  • Donated two surplus Shindaiwa line trimmers and two surplus Stihl leaf blowers to Pelham High School.
  • Granted a special use permit to Sprint for modifications to a wireless tower located at 1655 Morgan Park Road.
  • Awarded a bid of $50,000 to Imaging Solutions & Services, Inc. for document imaging and image retrieval solutions.
  • Amended the FY 2015 fire department budget for the emergency purchase of an air compressor.
  • Transferred $72,836.17 from repair and maintenance-tanks and lines to repair and maintenance-building for the construction costs for the second floor build out to the Pelham Water Administration Building.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Pelham City Council will be Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Pelham City Hall. Council member Karyl Rice was absent for the Aug. 17 meeting.