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Last week, the Palm Coast City Council publicly scrutinized S.E. Cline Construction, a Flagler County-based contractor that has done several water-control structure and sidewalks projects for the city, for its work on a sidewalks project.
With a weir that needs to be replaced along the Royal Palms Waterway, adjacent to Royal Palms Parkway, the city considered not using Cline, the lowest bidder, for the work.
According to city documents, the weir was replaced in 2002, and on several occasions, repairs were made to the concrete to temporarily secure the structure from washing out.
But the approval of the contract led to a City Council discussion as to whether the city should continue to do business with Cline.
City Manager Jim Landon stated at last week’s workshop that the sidewalk project along Belle Terre Parkway was slated to be completed by the end of 2011. The estimated completion date was pushed back to March 2012, but the project is still not finished.
According to city staff, there have been no problems with Cline in regard to the water-control projects. However, the sidewalks projects have caused many issues, staff said.
Cline was the lowest bidder by approximately $90,000 on the weir project that will be on Tuesday’s agenda. However, Sieg & Ambachtsheer Inc., the second-lowest bidder, has agreed to lower its price by about $60,000, according to Landon.
Tuesday’s agenda features contract agreements for both Cline and Sieg & Ambachtsheer. Cline is expected to have representatives at Tuesday’s meeting.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda, council members will see a proposal by American Traffic Solutions to add another 31 red light cameras. Currently, there are 10 cameras at six Palm Coast intersections, but the City Council approved an additional 10 cameras earlier this month.
The proposal calls for 15 more cameras in the first batch. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Palm Coast Fire Department are analyzing another 16 that ATS has proposed. If all are approved, there could be a total of 51 red light cameras in town.
In July 2010, state legislation increased the citation price from $125 to $158 under the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act. Of the $158, the state takes $83, leaving the city with $75 to split with ATS.
Tuesday’s regular meeting gets under way 9 a.m., at the Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway N.E.
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