Rogers Group, Inc. won the bid to start paving improvements in the city of Monterey.
Consulting engineer Jerry Warren said the overall bid total was $489,020.60. Railroad Avenue, Old Walton Road, East New Street, S. Elm Street and Jackson Street will receive improvements.
“We did have three bidders who picked up plans and specs, but Rogers Group was the one bid that was received,” Warren said.
Warren said originally, the plan was to spread a two inch overlay of concrete, but changing to one and a half inches would allow more paving at the unit price.
“We have been able to do an inch and a half overlay in several towns we have worked with and had pretty good success with that,” Warren said.
Saving a half inch while pouring the concrete would save an estimated $100,000 and allow improvements to Peter Avenue. The board decided to submit the improvements of Peter Avenue as a change order, and only voted for the original bid. Warren said depending on Rogers Group schedule, paving would begin in May or June.
In other business, Los Agave’s Mexican Restaurant’s beer application passed. Los Agave received no public comments disagreeing with the application. Mayor Bill Wiggins said the restaurant is awaiting approval from the Alcoholic Beverage Commission to sale liquor by the drink.
The board approved Sue Cox and Sharon Parrott to fill the vacancies for the Welch Cemetery Board. Parrott and Cox succeed Kenneth Hodge and Tony Delk.