The Dacula City Council has selected a Norcross-based firm to perform architectural design and construction administration services for the city hall expansion project.
Ponder and Ponder Architects, whose other projects include the Dacula branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, was the lowest and most responsive of the three bidders at $36,000.
The SPLOST-funded project will add approximately 3,300 square feet of additional office and meeting space and is expected to cost approximately $457,000.
In other business during the June 5 meeting, the Dacula City Council:
- authorized the city to solicit bids for repaving work on Eunice Holcombe Circle using the city's list of qualified construction companies -- Allied Paving, Summit Construction and Development and Pittman Construction.
- gave authorization to design phase II of the sewer expansion project along Winder Highway from Lakeside Drive to McMillan Road.
- authorized Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks to terminate an existing contract with F.E. Sims for repaving work on Misty Court and solicit new bids. F.E. Sims was awarded the contract for the repaving work in November 2013 and has failed to begin the project and has already exceeded the time frame specified for completion of the job.
- voted on the scope of work for the old city hall demolition project. Bids on the project, per the council's vote, will include demolition of the building, removal of all fencing, clearing of debris, grading as needed to create 3:1 slope from the front to the rear of the site, planting disturbed areas with a fescue/rye mixture and dumping all inert debris and demolition material into an existing sinkhole.
- authorized the auction of a metal building on the old city hall site by sealed bid.
During Thursday night's meeting, the council met in executive session to discuss legal and personnel matters. See the related story, Dacula City Council Appoints Replacement for Reeves, for details.
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