Resolutions

RESOLUTION NO. 2013-09

WHEREAS, Resolution 2012-17 authorized Mayor Bruce Ledford to submit a grant application on behalf of the City of Elkins to the State of Arkansas, Economic Development Commission for funds under the Community Development provisions of the Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program to improve the Elkins Senior Center which is owned by the Area Agency on Aging.

WHEREAS, Resolution 2012-19 designated Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District; Inc. to serve as project administrator of the ACEDP funded grant and the Mayor was authorized to enter into a contract with Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. to serve as administrator of the grant funds and the improvement project.

WHEREAS, notice of request for bids was published, bids were received and the low bidder sent a letter to the Architect requesting to be released from its bonded bid.

WHEREAS, Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. and the Architect has recommended demanding the five per cent (5%) bid penalty from the low bidder and contracting with the next low bidder, Center Point Contractors, Inc. to construct improvements to the Elkins Senior Center.

WHEREAS, the City Council of Elkins desires to obtain the benefits of having the improvements to the Elkins Senior Center owned by the Area Agency on Aging constructed by Center Point Contractors, Inc.

WHEREAS, the grant funds which pass through the hands of the City will be utilized to make improvements to real estate owned by the Area Agency on Aging which has made a commitment to operate the Center exclusively for seniors for twenty (20) years thereby providing a valuable service to residents of the City, the City itself and many persons in this Community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKINS, ARKANSAS, That:

I . The Council hereby accepts the bid of Center Point Contractors, Inc. and authorizes the preparation of a standard AIA contract document, parts I and 2, to construct the improvements to the Elkins Senior Center. 2. The contract for the services of Center Point Contractors, Inc. to construct improvements to the Elkins Senior Center is approved provided:

l) the Area Agency on Aging acquires sufficient funds from other sources or reduces the base bid by acceptance of deductive alternatives to complete the planned improvements which include a commercial kitchen for food storage, handling and preparation; and, 2) funds received from or on behalf ofT & K Industrial Construction, LLC will be deposited into construction account to be utilized for the project.

3. That the Mayor and Recorder-Treasurer are authorized to take such steps as are necessary to execute the originals of the contract vvhen prepared and presented for execution after it is approved by the City Attorney, on behalf of the City obtaining for the citizens of Elkins the services of Center Point Contractors, Inc., regarding the improvements to the Elkins Senior Center.

APPROVED this 16th day of May, 2013.