Salisbury council awards $1.5M in contracts

By Janet Perez Salisbury Independent
Posted 12/31/69

SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council approved more than $1.5 million in bid contracts at its Monday meeting.

The contracts were awarded for the city’s parking garage structure, …

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Salisbury council awards $1.5M in contracts

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SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council approved more than $1.5 million in bid contracts at its Monday meeting.

The contracts were awarded for the city’s parking garage structure, fire apparatus maintenance and repair, Wastewater Treatment Plant Materials building renovations, and HVAC and electrical installations at the Truitt Street Community Center.

The parking garage contract for $794,773 was awarded to Contracting Specialists Inc. out of College Park. The contract calls for the extensive repair of various structural and non-structural elements and replacement of waterproofing elements at the city of Salisbury Parking Garage.

The repairs include cleaning and painting retrofitted steel beams, neoprene bearing pad replacement, horizontal concrete repair, vertical concrete repair, double-tee beam stem fiber reinforced polymer wrapping, double-tee beam crack injection, floor concrete repair and median curb partial replacement.

Atlantic Emergency Solutions of Salisbury was awarded the $250,000 contract for preventative maintenance and repair services to city-owned fire apparatus, ambulances and other Fire Department special service response vehicles.

Delmarva Veteran Builders LLC of Salisbury was awarded a $249,043 contract to provide all labor, equipment, materials and incidentals to construct building additions for storage and security personnel at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Grassfield Construction LLC of Bethesda was awarded two contracts from the city totaling $290,880. The contracts cover all labor, equipment, materials and incidentals for furnishing and installing an HVAC system and an electrical system at the Truitt Street Community Center annex building.

After a second reading, the council approved a fire department request for a budget amendment in the amount of $1,400 for reimbursement received from Queen Anne’s County for providing an EMS crew and Gator to the 2023 Bay Bridge Walk that was held on November 12, 2023.

Another ordinance received a second reading at Monday’s meeting, with the council approving a budget ordinance request from the Department of Water Works to move $67,543 from the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s operating account into the project account for the materials building renovations.

Discussed at the Feb. 6 council work session and brought to the council meeting for a first reading was a motion to match part of a Maryland Department of Transportation grant that will complete the design of the city’s Bike Network.

At the council work session, council members heard about the $597,024 MDOT grant and a request by the Department of Infrastructure and Development for the city commit to matching 20% — or $149,256 — of the grant.

MDOT awarded the grant to Salisbury last year and it will cover 80% of the costs of designing the city’s remaining 8.9 miles of bicycle lanes. To get the grant money the city must put up the matching funds.

The Department of Infrastructure and Development is requesting that funds no longer needed for the Main Street Master Plan be moved to the Citywide Bikeway Design Project account to pay the matching fund requirement.

The grant will cover the cost of design, traffic studies and associated signal plans. The total project value is $746,280 and any funds not used will be returned to MDOT and the city’s reserve fund.

Rick Baldwin, director of the city’s Department of Infrastructure and Development, told council members during the work session that not matching the state grant would cost the city millions of dollars in federal funding for constructing bike lanes.

Also receiving a first reading was an ordinance authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to accept grant funds in the amount of $1,500, and to approve a budget amendment to appropriate the funds to the Salisbury-Wicomico Integrated Firstcare Team.

At its meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, the council will vote on whether to match grant funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation and to accept the grant for the Salisbury-Wicomico Integrated Firstcare Team.

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