Pateros council awards Ives Landing bid, prepares for Arbor Day
PATEROS – The Ives Landing RV Park renovation and expansion project took a major step forward at the Pateros City Council meeting last Monday, April 17, with the selection of DJB Construction, LLC in Wenatchee. DJB’s was one of two bids opened on Tuesday, April 11, and was the lowest at $256,775.34
After reviewing DJB’s performance record and financial status, city engineering consultant, Varela and Associates recommended that the council proceed with the bid award. DJB’s bid comes in slightly below the engineer’s estimate of $257,087.75.
Kurt Danison of Highlands Associates in Okanogan explained the various funding categories available through the Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as part of a CDBG grant application public hearCouncil voted to proceed with application for a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) street light grant that would allow for installation of LED lights on the city’s 81 light poles as part of an upgrade that would reduce electricity consumption costs.
In other business, council addressed nearly a dozen resolutions, grants and ordinances. Included among those was renewal of a 50-year-old agreement negotiated with Okanogan County in 1967 for access to a waterline that runs up Bill Shaw Road.
Council renewed its service agreement, due to expire on May 1, with Zippy Disposal for another 10 years through May 2027.
Council voted to approve creation of an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) access plan to ensure the city’s eligibility to continue to receive future federal funds.
Council agreed to designate a portion of Riverside Drive as Riverside Drive Lower to provide greater clarification for first responder services.
Council also renewed its annual operational agreement with the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force for a participant fee of $2,300. Council member Christine Perry asked that future renewals include the attendance of an NCWNTF representative at a minimum one annual council meeting.
City Administrator Jord Wilson included in his presentation a schedule for the city’s Arbor Day celebration, Friday, April 28. Events will get underway at 2:30 p.m. with an early tree distribution to fire survivors.
Plant vendors and a library book sale will be featured along with more than a dozen groups and agencies on hand to answer questions and distribute information.
Guest speakers from the Valley Venturers 4H Club and DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program will start at 3:30 p.m.
Pateros High School seniors Austin Yancey and Isaac Wall will be setting native plants donated by Rob Crandall of Methow Natives at the Memorial to the Methow site at 4:15 p.m.
Wilson also included a photo of the Smoker Marchand sculpture that will form one of the centerpieces for the new Memorial to the Methow site.