Construction and cleaning were on the minds of the Osage Beach Board of Aldermen last week during its regular meeting.
Aldermen approved bids for janitorial service at the city hall and for cleaning a pair of water towers. They also decided to add windows to a public works storage facility already under construction.
The janitorial service bid was awarded to Keeping Condos Clean, the only company to submit a bid. Cost will be $22,000 annually for the city hall ($18,500) and public works department ($3,500).
The bid for the city hall is the same as the 2012 contract, and the company said the price would not change for the next two years.
Area residents may notice a little more activity around the Swiss Village and Columbia College water towers in the next few weeks. Aldermen approved a bid in the amount of $77,700 to Caldwell Tanks, Inc., of Louisville, Ky., The lowest bid of $48,000 submitted by Utility Service Co., Inc., of Perry, Ga., excluded several necessary items as noted on the bid abstract, so City Engineer Nick Edelman recommended Caldwell.
•The board authorized a contract modification with Radlund Construct, LLC, for the addition of two windows in the new public works storage building which is currently under construction in the Industrial Park. Cost is $396.79. The windows will help bring natural sunlight into the building.
•The board accepted the low bid of North American Salt of Overland Park, Kan., for the purchase of 600 tons of deicing salt as needed. Cost is $62.70 per ton. Other bids were $70.98 per ton from Cargill Deicing Technology and $75.70 per ton from Morton Salt, Inc.
•The board amended the city code to conform to state law that lowers the age at which a person may serve as alderman in a Fourth Class city from 21 to 18 years.
•The board heard a report from Brian Willey, parks and recreation manager, regarding damage from the early August flash flooding. He said FEMA and SEMA visited the park before cleanup began Aug. 22. Willey said about 152 trees have been burned as part of the cleanup, the irrigation system is damaged, a pickup truck was totaled, a utility vehicle was damaged and the pond needs to be drained but not until a nearby drainage ditch is cleared of debris.