The Altus City Council met in regular session Tuesday to discuss city projects in the Streets Department and at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport.
The Altus Streets Department has begun preparation work on A Street from Grady Street to Park Avenue. A bid for asphalt overlays was opened May 17 with three bidders responding. The Streets Department determined Hokett Construction of Blair to be the lowest responsive and responsible bidder at $73.55 per ton.
The council approved the bid by Hokett Construction and authorized staff to begin contracting with Hokett Construction for a two-inch asphalt overlay on A Street for the above-stated project in an amount not to exceed $100,000 with funding from the Street and Alley Fund under Street Improvements.
“A lot of the preparation work has been done on the A Street project,” City Manager Janice Cain said. “I think you’ll be pleased with the results.”
Council member Jason Winters inquired whether the asphalt overlay will extend to cover the concrete gutters near the curbs.
“We won’t overlay the gutter,” Streets Director Chad Osborne said. “It will feather down to almost nothing, but there will be a little bit of a lift. We don’t want to overlay the gutters. There were spots done like that years ago, but they don’t drain well.”
For the regional airport, the council adopted a resolution accepting the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, grant offer for the Airport Improvement Program Project for the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport to rehabilitate runway 17/35. The council also granted Mayor Jack Smiley the authority to execute the grant agreements upon receipt from the FAA, and awarded the construction contract to Tri City Seal Company in Tuttle.
“Once [the FAA] approve that [grant] application, we have a limited time to return that grant, so this is basically helping us out for when it does come in,” Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport Manager Daniel Adams said.
Funding for the project is set to come from the FAA grant with matching funds budgeted in the amount of $40,000.
The council also approved the consent agenda.
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