Paving work costs, engineering for water plant get council nod

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Fort Lupton City Council went through a night of numbers – big ones and small ones – during its Aug. 2 business meeting.

Council agreed to more than $3 million of subdivision improvements with Lupton Village Land Developers. The work covers the construction of water, nonpotable water and sanitary sewer main extensions, roadway construction, landscape and storm drainage system improvements, according to the council’s agenda.

Council’s vote was unanimous. It didn’t have questions, and the public offered no comments.

Council also agreed to a change in its agreement with Colorado Paving, increasing what the city will pay by no more than $480,000 for the repaving project at Ninth Street and College Avenue.

The two sides signed a $2 million agreement in 2021. Public Works Director Roy Vestal said the two sides reduced the size of the bid to bring it under budget. That meant no work on curbs and gutters along Ninth Street and half of the pavement work along College Avenue.

The first change order in October deleted paving along College Avenue but restored curb and gutter and sidewalk work along Ninth Street. The second change order restored the full project for both roadways.

Staff notes said this newest change pays the contractor “additional surcharges imposed by material suppliers and additional work orders in contingency for unforeseen utility conflicts.”

The council’s approval was unanimous.

More money matters

Council agreed to a change in its contract with Burns and McDonell Engineering Co. totaling no more than $52,600 from the city’s utility fund.

The two sides have an almost $1.9 million agreement for the design of a new lift station. But the agreement did not include requirements for funding application requests from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Council’s agenda packet said the utility fund budget contains $2.5 million for engineering services for the wastewater treatment plant.

Councilors also agreed to a $15,000 service agreement with Engineering Design Consultants to help determine the proper spot for a water storage tank at a planned gun range that will be on city property.

Council’s agenda packet said the analysis “will determine the ability to eliminate the existing pump station for the high-pressure zone of the potable water system.” The vote was unanimous in favor.

Additions

In other business, the council unanimously agreed to add the property at 13400 Weld County Road 10 into the Lupton Village Commercial District. There was no discussion Aug. 2, nor was there any public input.

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