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May 31, 2014

Council discusses bids

MT. VERNON — The City Council will be discussing bids for event tents, a new sign at the Municipal Building West and for police squad cars on Monday.

The council is expected to award the bids during the regular council meeting, which will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building at Veterans Park.

Bids have been received for three 20 by 20 white event tents for the Tourism Department, which include the city logo. The tents, which were included as part of the budget this fiscal year, are to be used during special events. One company bid on the tents — Armbruster Manufacturing Co. — with a total bid of $10,722.

One company bid on a new sign with logo, graphics and electronic message center at the Municipal Building West on Potomac Boulevard. Todd Ham Signs submitted a bid of $19,519.40, which is less than the amount budgeted for the project.

The council budgeted for six new police squad cars and bids were received from Thomas Dodge, Vogler Ford, King City Chrysler, Ford Square and Schmidt Chevrolet. Thomas Dodge submitted a bid for a Dodge Charger at $23,447 per car; Vogler Ford submitted for a Ford Taurus front wheel drive at $23,336 per vehicle, but the vehicle did not meet

all bid specifications; Vogler Ford submitted for a Ford Taurus all wheel drive turbo at $26,922 per car; Vogler Ford submitted for a Ford Taurus all wheel drive V6 at $24,898 per car; King City Chrysler submitted for a Dodge Charger at $25,729 per car; Ford Square submitted for a Ford Taurus all wheel drive turbo at $29,159 per car; and Schmidt Chevrolet submitted for a Chevrolet Caprice V6 at $27,365 per car.

In other business, the council will hear a capital projects report, hold a first reading on an ordinance for prevailing wage rates and discuss a resolution approving a change order to the contract with Geographic Industries regarding the wayfinding and signage program.

Mayor Mary Jane Chesley will ask for consent for the appointment of Larry Sidwell to the Tourism Board to replace Kaycee Cooper and the re-appointment of Paul Lynch and Craid Hedin to the Tax Increment Finance Board.

Chesley will also present a proclamation in support of 10-year-old Rylan Ashby, the fourth grade student of Field Grade School who is battling a cancerous tumor.

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