Council approves bids for streets, utilities

The Daily Times staff
Farmington City Council

FARMINGTON — Farmington city councilors approved two bids for work on the city’s streets and utilities during Tuesday's meeting.

Councilors awarded one bid, for nearly $1.6 million, to Farmington-based Consolidated Constructors to maintain the city’s streets for the year. One other company applied for the job, according to city documents.

The other bid councilors awarded was for nearly $2.8 million to Flora Vista’s TRC Construction. One other company also applied for the bid to replace and upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure, according to city documents.

The bids were on the meeting’s consent agenda, which councilors approved with a single motion and without discussion.

Officials have said the council awards the bids each year to fund annual maintenance.

The bid amounts are estimates based on projects city staff hope to complete, and the estimates could change, officials have said. Councilors have awarded bids in the past three years for similar amounts, according to city documents.

The street maintenance bid covers about 50 to 60 percent of the money the city spends annually on its streets, City Engineer Nica Westerling has said. The utility bid covers about 80 percent of the money the city spends each year upgrading and replacing water and waste water infrastructure, according to Jeff Smaka, the city’s water and wastewater administrator.