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Names of 2014 deceased local residents, former local residents, and relatives of current local residents were read in a short memo- rial service on the steps of the Courthouse. The 1857 courthouse school bell will be used to ring out a remembrance of those who are gone but not forgotten. Allen Schaal Photo 300,000 Gallon Elevated Water Tower Renovation Project City of Mr. Pulaski, t.oan County, lllino' November 26. 2014 SEC !.! - NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The Owner wilt receive sealed Bids for furnishing all materials, eqpment, and labor necessary for construction activities retated to the 300,000 Gallon Elevated Water Tower Renovation Project, City of Mr. Pulakst, Logan Counfy, tltlnois. The Owr is: City of Mt. Pulaksi 113 South LaFayette Street ML Pulaski, It, 62548 Phone: 217/792-3222 Fax: 217/792-5059 The Engineer is: . Betas, Clancy and Associates, P.C. Engineers, Surveyors, and Planners 405 East Main Street, Post Offme Box 755 Urbane, IL 61801-0755 Phone: 217/384-1144 Fax: 217/384-3355 The Owner will receive seated Proposals for a Unit Price Contract until 2:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015 at the Barns, Clancy and Associates Office, 405 East Main Street, Urbane, Illinois 61802, at which time and place all Bids will be pubticiy opened and read aloud. The Contqct Documents may be examined at the offices of the Engineer or of the Owner during normal business hours, Complete sets of Contract Documents may be obtained at the offices of the Engineer upon depositing the sum of $75.00 for each set of Documents. Payment for each set shall be made in cuPrenc'y or by check, bank draft, or money order payable to Betas, Clancy and Associates; Each such deposit will not be refunded, Partial sets of documents will not be provided, Only Plan Hctders of Record that obtain documents from the Engineer may submit bids for this project. Bid security in the amount of t 0% of the bid must accompany each Bid as e guarantee that if the Bid is accepted, the Bidder will execute a Contract and provide insurance within filtean (15) days after award of the Contract. A Bid Bond, bnk cashier's check or certified check property endorsed to the Owner are acceptable bid security. Project Description: Surface preparation and full painting of the exterior of the 300,000 gallon sievated water tower ctuding the high pressure po,r washing to an SSPS-SP 1 of eli exterior surfaces, the full surface preparation to an SSPC.-SP1 ! i $P6 of all corroded and failed areas of the existing exterior polyurethane coating system, and the application of a full overcoat 3 coat epoxy / polyurethane exterior coating system, the spot coating removal of the existing interior, dry and the full removal of the existing interior, wet coating systems and the MI preparation to an SSPC-SP10 of all failed or corroded interior surfaces of the interior, dry and the full removal of all interior surfaces of the interior, wet and the Park District Awarded Grant " Stuart R. Erlenbush notified the paper that the process of hiring a pool firm. We anticipate the Mt. Pulaski Township Park District has been awarded $303,100 as its share of the OSLAD grants. The grant is for the Swimming Pool and Bathhouse Renovation. Stuart called this great news as the funds greatly reduce the amount of bond money the park district will have to use. Stuart added, "We have already hired an engineer and we are in Topper Ladies: Out & About... Several of us made the short trip to Clinton's La Tea Da Tea- room for lunch on Tuesday, December 16. The date also represented our annual Christ- mas meeting and gift exchange. Co-hostesses were Madonna Boyle and Phyllis Hawk. They fumished darling little hinged figurines of the season with deli- cious candy mints in the base. In addition, the gorgeous deep purple poinsettia that graced the center of the table was the door prize won by Sandy Ohler. This is a very popular tearoom in the area and was packed with yuletide celebrants this day. applying for the necessary IDPH Permits in the immediate future and hope to start the project by the first of May, weather permitting. The pool will be dosed this summer during the construc- tion phase." The Park District has sent out letters to all of their pledges asking for the submission of the pledges. Most of our group ordered their LaTeaDa special: a cup of soup, chicken salad on a half-crois- sant, and the pasta salad of the day. Their menu fairly well rep- resents most tearoom special- ties. And, if you think dessert (from their delicious assort- ment) was passed up... you'd better think again! Dessert is often the most popular course of each meal! I think we can all attest to that. Over coffee and dessert, Madonna played Santa and dis- tributed a surprise gift to each lady. There were many nice gifts to the delight of all. It was a very application of a 3 coat zinc / epoxy coating system on all interior Iocatiocs, installation by removal and replacement with a new non-freeze drain valve, and mlsceganeous minor exter'r, interior, dry and interior, wet: repair items as listed. To be provided as part of this work shall be full interior, wet and interior, dry dehumidification and required temperalura control equipment, An extedor and interior tank condition report for the elevated water tower was completed in May 2014 and are included as part of the Bidding Documents, Photographs that accompanied the tank inspection report are available for review at the offices of the Engineer during normal business hours for verification of tank conditiors, wo items, and repair areas specified. Contractors wilt be required to comply with all Federal, State and Municipal laws and regulations, including those related to diecrtmination prevailing wage, safety, bid-rigging, human rights, preferential employment of tllinois labor, and equal opportunity employment. At'antion is called to the fact that not less than the minimum satades and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this Project, and that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, co rellgion sex, or nallortai odg'm, The Owner reserves the fight to reject any or all Bids, to waive any informality or irregularity in the bidding, to accept any Bid which it deems most favorable, and to continue the letting from time to time as deemed necessary, The successful Bidder will have to previde workeds compensation insurance and liability insurance for property damage and injury to parsons and other insurance in the amounts and types as set forth by the Contract Documents. At the e the successful Bidder enters into the Contract with the Owner, he shall provide a Contract Bond in the full amount of Lhe Contract Price. All Bidders must be experienced in the type of Work included in the Conti'act Documents and Specifications. The Owner reserves the right to make such investigations as it deems necessary to determine the competency of Bidders. A pre-bid meeting for all persons interested in the project wilt he held at 10:30 a.m, on January 16, 2015 as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders. Prospective bidders end subcontractors are urged, to attend. The time limit of eli Work contained in the Contract is as set forth in the instructions To Bidders, Bids may be held by the City of Mr. Pulaksi for e period not to exceed fody-tive (45) days from'the date of the opening of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and invest!gating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding the Contract. Dated: November 26, 2014 CITY OF MT, PULAKSt By Ja Title ,, Mayor , , enjoyable time spent in good fellowship and laughter. Patsy Garlits and Sandy Ohler are co-hostesses for our January luncheon at the Calm Creek Tearoom in Mt. Pulaski 12:30pm Tuesday, January 20, Call either co-hostess to con- firm your reservation a few days prior to the luncheon date. Be sure to call for as you know seating is somewhat limited and reservations for our group is a prerequisite. Anybody is welcome.., just let a co-hostess know you're coming. January is often a blah winter month, so come and join us, and get involved in friendly conver- sation over a good meal, coffee, and dessert. You'll be glad you did. Submitted by Pat Straumann R.0RALS By Kathy... ...available at Salt Creek Attic. E == lid K) O kd OI Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (Anonymous Contributor)