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Aurora eyes $1.4 million contract for fueling station at new Public Works building

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The Aurora City Council is set to consider a contract for construction of a fueling station at the new Public Works facility in the city.

Aldermen will vote Tuesday on about a $1.4 million contract with Crowne Industries, LTD, of Streamwood, to build the station at the new Public Works facility, construction of which is underway on Liberty Street, near County Line Road, on the far East Side of the city.

The contract will be on unfinished business for the Tuesday meeting, which means it could be discussed more.

Construction of the new facility has been going on. Mass grading and much of the site development, including building of the new salt storage dome, is finished. Several buildings that already have roofs are being built out inside.

According to city Public Works officials, the main remaining contracts for the project are for the site work around the main building, and construction of the new fueling station.

The station will provide both diesel and unleaded gasoline to city vehicles, including for the police and fire departments. It will consist of three dual-pump dispensers, four large underground fuel storage tanks, above ground controls and monitoring, a canopy, a concrete island, curb, drainage and spill protection.

In early March, the city requested qualifications for design, bidding and construction inspection services for the new station. The city got two responses, and based on a selection process, a panel of city engineering staff chose Integrity Environmental Services Inc., of Naperville.

Based on their specs, the city requested and got two bids for construction, and Crowne Industries was the lowest responsible bidder.

The Public Works Department is looking to consolidate the personnel and equipment from the Electrical, Streets, Fleet, Water and Sewer, and Water Meter Maintenance divisions into the new, combined maintenance facility on the 25.4-acre city-owned parcel.

In addition to considering the fueling station contract, aldermen Tuesday also will look at a contract for shelves and racks in the new building. It is the fourth bid package published by RC Wegman Construction Co., which was chosen as construction manager for the project in 2022.

Wegman published the first, second and third bid packages, including structural steel and precast concrete, of about $8.3 million, 14 other trade packages totaling $17.7 million, and the remaining seven trade packages totaling $3.6 million.

The fourth bid package, $153,825, through Wegman, will be up for a vote Tuesday.

The city’s Local Bidder Ordinance applied to this bid but was not a factor in the selection.

slord@tribpub.com

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Steve Lord , 2024-05-13 14:00:07

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