MOUNT VERNON — Upcoming construction of a new service building for the city of Mount Vernon currently tops the list of items on the desk of Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis. Bids were opened on Thursday for the new facility on Ohio 229, just west of Harcourt Road, which Mavis expects to be completed by the end of this year.
“We did get some good bids on the building. This will be good for all the departments,” said Mavis during his weekly meeting with the News on Friday. The facility is to be used by the street department and the water/wastewater departments. This will free up activity at the city buildings on Ridgewood Avenue and at the Fountain Street park. The bids are to be reviewed by a design team before being awarded. It may come in the form of one bid or in a combination of individual project bids.
City engineer Cameron Keaton provided a chart showing the bids received by the contractors with the individual projects for which they were placing bids. Base estimate for the project is $3,600,000 with expected final cost to be around $3,900,000.
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