02/15/12 Members of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety award bids for 2012 street materials to both Stockberger Trucking and Rock Industries during their meeting Monday night.   Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt asked the board for approval for both bids noting that sometimes when specific material is not available from one provider it may be by the other.  He also explained that some of the machinery is only provided by one or the other provider.

The Board of Public Works and Safety also opened two quotes for a new vehicle for the Building Commissioner.  Country Chevrolet quoted a 2012 Dodge Ram 150 quad 4 x 4 at $24,495 less $1,500 for the Ford Explorer trade-in for a total amount of $22,995.   Oliver Ford presented a quote for a 2012 F150 4 x 4 Super-cab at $25,740 less trade-in or $2,000 for a final quote of $23,740.  The quotes were taken under-advisement for review.

Quotes were also open for a new police chief’s vehicle.  Again County Auto and Oliver Ford quoted.  Country Auto quoted a 2012 Dodge Ram quad 4×4 for $23,197; a 2012 Dodge Charger V-6 for $21,797; a 2012 Dodge Avenger with a detective package for $18,997 and a 2012 Chevy Police Impala for $22,797.  Country Auto offered $3,500 for the 2003 Ford Taurus.    Oliver Ford quoted a 2013 All-Wheel-Drive Police Interceptor for $24,129 and a 2013 Front-Wheel-Drive Police Interceptor for $20,182.  Trade-in value for the 2003 Ford Taurus is $3,000.  Steve Keyser from Oliver Ford explained that the Interceptor is the new replacement for the Crown Vic. He also said that the vehicle is only available for police departments and not to general citizens.  These quotes were also taken under advisement.

Plymouth Clerk Treasurer Toni Hutchings presented bids from 9 companies interested in the Ledyard Street Water Treatment Plant filtration restoration and media replacement project.  Companies from Plymouth and Mishawaka to Kalamazoo and Piqua, Ohio offered bids for the project that should be completed prior to the dry season.  Bids ranged from $168,950 on the low end to $280,196 on the high end.

Mark Sullivan from Commonwealth Engineering explained the need to keep the project moving along.  He said, “In light of the time frame, we are trying to complete the project prior to the dry season beginning June 1st.  I ask the board to approve the low bidder pending review of the bids by the City Attorney, Engineer, Clerk Treasurer, and Utilities Superintendent.”  He continued by stating, “Lead time to order the media necessary for the project is expected to take 8 to 12 weeks.”  Sullivan said work time for the project is 60 days.  The board unanimously approved a contract with the low bidder pending approvals prior to the next city meeting.