Two contract agreements and two advertisements for bids awaited the North Sioux City City Council at its meeting Monday, Oct. 18. All were through Stockwell Engineering, the city’s contracted engineering firm.

The first contract agreement was an amendment to the Sioux Point Road relocation services contract since the project is ready to proceed. For an amendment of $561,100, services would include design, project administration and inspection of the project. The council approved the agreement.

The second contract amendment agreement is for the Southwest Sewer Study services contract now that that project is also ready to move forward. The amended contract would provide for design, project administration and inspection of the project for $15,000. The council approved the amendment.

The city had been holding off on the new water tower project, hoping that steel prices would come down. However, there has been no change in steel pricing, so Jon Brown of Stockwell Engineering proposed moving forward to bids. The council approved, with the bid opening to be completed Nov. 18 and awarded at the Dec. 6 city council meeting. The project is estimated to cost $3.5 million.

A grant to help pay for the lift station generator project has finally been awarded so the project can move forward to bids. The council approved moving forward with the bid opening to be held Nov. 18 and the project awarded at the Dec. 6 council meeting. The estimated cost of the project is $563,104 with 85 percent being paid using federal and state grant funds.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.