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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

City approves contract for 'Project Tango'

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The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening to discuss several recommendations by city departments, including a few items regarding "Project Tango."

City Engineer Chris Griffith recommended approval of a construction contract for improvements at the proposed site on Joe B. Jackson Parkway.

Griffith presented details of the lowest bid from Plateau Excavation Inc. of Georgia for site preparation of the property currently owned by partners of Corporate Woods, LLC.

Total cost for site preparation and improvements is estimated to be $7.2 million, with $5.1 million to be provided by state FastTrack grants approved during last week's council meeting.

Plateau Excavation has recently completed similarly sized projects including a phase of the Hemlock Semiconductor project in Clarksville.

The company's bid was far less than the competing bids of three other Tennessee companies, whose averaged bids totaled more than $12.5 million.

The project is slated for completion June 30, 2012, and the contractor will be penalized $20,000 for each day that the work continues past that date.

Upon conclusion of Griffith's lengthy presentation, Councilman Doug Young motioned for approval, Councilman Shane McFarland seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

The following business coming before the council was also passed by unanimous vote with no discussion:

• A recommendation by the Water & Sewer Board to study coagulants and prepare a computerized treatment process model for the Sinking Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

• Abandonment of sewer, telephone, access, and waterline easements at the "Project Tango" site on Joe B. Jackson Parkway and Mapco on South Church Street

• Color coding of the city's fire hydrants

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