City Commission Special Meeting Minutes 12-12-2017

Regular Meeting:


The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in a Special Session on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 5:30 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas. Those present were: Mayor Pro-Tem, Robert Morse, Jr.; Commissioners: Richard Weixelman, Clifford Baughman and Thomas Beem.  Mayor William Ditto was absent from the meeting.


Also present was City Manager, Merl Page.  


Aquatic Facility Bid Review/Approval:


The City Manager reported that bids had been received for the proposed aquatic facility on December 7, 2017.  There were seven (7) bids received.


At this time, Kevin McElyea, Aquatic Design Consultants, went over the bid tabulations with the Commission.  He informed them that the apparent low bidder was Crossland Construction Company (CCC) out of Columbus, Kansas.  After going over the various options, he made a formal recommendation that the City award the bid to CCC for the construction of the Wamego Aquatic Center.


The City Manager then introduced Ryan McDonald of Trinium Construction that wanted to express his views as it relates to awarding the bid to local contractors, as his company was the second low bidder and they were located in Manhattan.


One other issue related to the project was the status of the local fund raising effort for the indoor alternate.  It was reported that they were very close to reaching that mark and that they hoped to achieve that by the January 1st deadline.  One potential concern related to the fundraising was the commitment by the Commission if the fundraising was reached.  The City Manager recommended a “Resolution of Intent” to move forward if the target was met by the group and that it could be slated for the next regular City Commission meeting.  It was general consensus that this would an option for them to consider at the next regular meeting. 


After additional discussion, Commissioner Weixelman moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman, to table the issue until the January 2, 2018 meeting to allow the fundraising group maximum time to achieve their goal.  Motion carried. Aye: 4, Nay:  0.


No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.



ATTEST:                                                                     /s/ William E. Ditto, Mayor


/s/ Connie McGee, Deputy City Clerk


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Wamego, KS 66547

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