The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


February 25, 2014

Bid goes out for project

CAMANCHE —Nearly two months after councilman Marvin Lind presented a new option for the Camanche City Hall project, the city is moving forward — but it’s not what he suggested.

Instead, council members last week decided to put out construction bids for the remodel of the former Camanche Pharmacy, which the city purchased in November 2013 to be utilized as a new city hall location.

Local developer and Camanche City Hall committee member Bob Edens suggested the city put out the bids to find out the cost to remodel before they begin looking at other options.

“If you guys could get the City Hall project out to bid I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised to find out that it’s not going to cost as much as you think,” Edens said. “I’ve seen the plans you’ve had and I’ve run some numbers and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you just put it out to bid to whoever.”

The City Hall discussion came up last week during a Camanche City Council meeting that had council members debating whether to cut a $10,000 contribution to the Clinton Regional Development Corp. and a $12,000 feasibility study for a senior housing development opportunity.

By putting the City Hall specifications out to bid, Edens felt the project would be cheaper than anticipated and the city could use that additional money to fund all three ventures.

Council members agreed that a decision could not be made if they don’t know the details of the City Hall renovation and voted 3-2 to put the project out to bid.

“I don’t think we know how to proceed until we put it up for bid, and see what bids come back,” Councilman Trevor Willis said.

With the council’s approval, City Administrator Tom Roth estimated it will cost the city approximately $2,000 to put out the bids to the public.

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