Vista Awards Numerous Contracts

March 20, 2009

Tuesday is a busy one on the construction front at municipalities, as most are holding their city council meetings on the 24th.

It is especially hectic in Vista, where numerous design agreements are being awarded and some bids are being taken away.

Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council will announce the opening of bids for the Valley and Magnolia Sidewalk Improvements and Water Line Replacement Projects.

The council will also consider accepting comments on the housing and community development needs of lower income households within the city, which could lead to future construction.

In Vista, the City Council will approve several agreements with contractors including one with Erickson-Hall Construction Co. for design and preconstruction services on the city’s public serves building; and another agreement with Howard Almgren for professional sewer consulting services.

The city council will also enter into design agreements with Newman Garrison Gilmour + Partners Inc., LandArcWest Inc. and Alliance Land Planning and Engineering Inc. for the Downtown Mixed Use Redevelopment Project.

In addition, the council will reject all received bids for the Buena Vista Creek Trail Project; return all bids bonds and direct staff to place the project on hold until the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

In the East County Tuesday, the La Mesa City Council will accept an increase in the Hazard Elimination Safety Grant Amount to allow the awarding of a construction contract for traffic signal modifications at Lake Murray Boulevard and El Paso Street to T&M Electric Inc, dba Perry Electric.

Ratification of the design review board’s approval of a proposed exterior remodel to an existing supermarket located at 4630 Palm Ave. will also be done at the city council meeting.

The Santee City Council has a meeting scheduled Wednesday night, but their docket was not available at the time of publication.

The San Diego Planning Commission scheduled meeting for Thursday has been adjourned to April 2.

Furthermore, the Coalition For Fair Employment in Construction released radio ads in anther move to inform the public, and hopefully pressure San Diego Unified School Board members Sheila Jackson, Richard Barrera and John Lee Evans, to not allow a Project Stabilization Agreement that could possibly not allow nonunion contractors to work on $2.1 billion of construction work on Proposition S school bond projects.