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H92037 Monroe, Third to Fourth AND H92046 Alley Improvements: INVITATION FOR BIDS

City of Muskegon – H92037 Monroe, Third to Fourth AND H92046 Alley Improvements

The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following items of work to include:

Construction includes 800 feet of pavement removal and replacement, 400 feet of water main replacement, 400 feet of storm sewer replacement, concrete curb and gutter replacement and various other concrete items in the City of Muskegon, Muskegon County.

 

Electronic copies of Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after Friday, January 3, 2020 from the City of Muskegon website, or by request to the Engineering Department via phone or email; 231.724.6707 or engineering@shorelinecity.com. Printed copies can be obtained by request from the Engineering Department located at 1350 E. Keating Ave, Muskegon MI, 49442 for a cost of $40.

An amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Bid must be submitted with each Bid Proposal in one of three forms acceptable to the City of Muskegon.

Contract documents may be examined at the following locations:

  • Public Services Building, 1350 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon MI 49442
  • City of Muskegon website: www.shorelinecity.com
  • Grand Rapids Builders Exchange

Attention is called to the fact that the City requires: the Contractor consider hiring local work force insofar as possible, not less than the salaries and wages set forth in the Specifications must be paid, 14% minority and 6.9% female are the goals established for participation in each trade, the Contractor must ensure employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against based upon their race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicapped condition nor veteran background, and all pertinent regulations must be complied with. Bids may not be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after bid opening. The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held in the Conference Room at the City of Muskegon Department of Public Works Building located at 1350 E Keating Avenue at 10:00am on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at which time and place any questions regarding this Project should be presented. Minutes from the Pre-Bid Conference will become an Addendum to the Contract.

ADA POLICY
The City will provide necessary appropriate auxiliary aids services, for example, signers for the hearing impaired, audio tapes for the visually impaired, etc., for disabled persons who want to attend the meeting, upon twenty-four hour notice to the City. Contact:

Ann Meisch, City Clerk
City of Muskegon, City Hall
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6705 or TDD (231) 724-6773

H92037 H92046 Invitation for Bids
H92037 H92046 Plan Set
H92037 H92046 Specifications Book
H92037 Bid Quantities – xlsx file
Plan Holders List
H92037 H92046 Addendum 01
H92037 Bid TAB.pdf

Invitation for Bids – Marshall Street Tank Exterior, Dry Interior, and Wet Interior Painting

The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon,

Michigan, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following items of work to include:

PROJECT DETAILS

The structure is a 1,000,000-gallon radial arm water storage tank (Marshall Tank) with an estimated highwater level of 130 ft. located at 491 Adams Ave. in Muskegon, Michigan.

Additional minor repairs are required at another structure, a 1,000,000 gallon radial arm water storage tank (Roberts Tank) with an estimated high-water level of 120 ft. located at 712 Roberts St. in Muskegon, Michigan.

Exterior: High pressure water clean (5,000 to 10,000 psi), spot power tool clean to a

SSPC-SP11 standard, and apply a three (3) coat epoxy urethane system.

Wet Interior: Spot abrasive blast clean the coating failures to a SSPC-SP10 near-white metal standard and apply a three (3) coat epoxy system.

Dry Interior: Abrasive blast clean the entire access leg interior and access tube interior to a SSPC-SP6 commercial standard. Apply a three (3) coat epoxy system.

Foundation: Water clean and apply a two (2) coat epoxy system.

Cathodic Protection: Replace the impressed current cathodic protection system including the rectifier.

 Repairs:

1) Replace riser manway gaskets.

2) Replace riser manway bolt washer.

3) Install a wet interior roof hatch.

4) Enlarge the hasp on the existing wet interior roof hatch.

5) Remove the grate and ladder from the wet interior platform.

6) Overflow discharge modification.

7) Install a wet interior ladder.

8) Install roof handrail sections around the roof hatches.

9) Remove antenna mount on the roof.

10) Install bowl rigging couplings.

11) Install rigging lug on bowl.

12) Drill drain holes in the access leg.

13) Remove abandoned electrical conduit on the roof.

14) Install a gasket on the wet interior roof hatch – Roberts and Marshall.

15) Replace roof vent screen – Roberts and Marshall.

16) Trim the pressure plate on the roof vent – Roberts Tank.

Complete Final Specifications 03-16-2021 City of Muskegon Marshall Tank [PDF]

Notice of Construction Letter Michigan Franklin

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Residents within the Michigan Avenue / Franklin Street Project Area
RE: City of Muskegon – Street and Utility Improvements – Michigan Avenue / Franklin Street

Dear Property Owner(s):

Beginning April 2021, construction will be taking place on Michigan Avenue, from Lakeshore Drive to Hudson Street and Franklin Street from Michigan Avenue to Western Avenue. Construction includes approximately .40 miles of pavement reconstruction as well as replacing the storm sewer, select water services, concrete sidewalks, curb and gutter, and pavement markings. To complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. Below is information regarding several topics that may be of concern.

[Full PDF]

1144 Third Street Redevelopment Survey

The former Matson Oldsmobile site at 1144 Third Street in the heart of Midtown in Downtown Muskegon will be redeveloped in the next few years. Help the private owner, a leading urban planning agency and the City of Muskegon gather critical public reaction to the future of this linchpin property. Take the survey below.

1144 Third Street Redevelopment Survey

 

MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative Update 3-9-2021

MUSKEGON, MI – The citizens of Muskegon continue to show incredible philanthropic support for public art in their community as a fourth of an expected 10 significant public art projects has been funded.Muskegon Rails Project Murals

The MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative recently announced the latest public art success – full funding of the Muskegon Rails Project. This is the painting and placing of murals on the four sides of two, long-rusting railroad bridges along Seaway Drive in the cities of Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores.

The community again rallied to support a public art project through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Public Spaces Community Places program. The public art initiative and the three participating cities raised $52,750 through Patronicity, releasing a $50,000 state grant. The state and donors’ contributions will be added to MuskegonCity Public Art funds from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. This project as well as three others also are receiving support from the Howmet Aerospace Foundation.

The final support for the $207,000 Muskegon Rails Project comes from all three cities through direct and indirect contributions. With one of the bridges primed and prepped and the other expected to be prepared soon, the three West Michigan artists and one from Southeast Michigan hope to paint their murals in May.

The cities have submitted permit applications to the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Genesee and Wyoming Railroad to get the work completed later this spring, according to Judy Hayner, director of the art initiative.
“The collaboration between the three cities has been impressive and shows the real strength of our community,” said Hayner, the retired executive director of the Muskegon Museum of Art. “This has been a compelling effort you can’t deny.”

The MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative was created as a special fund in the Community Foundation by Patrick O’Leary, who was chief financial officer for the SPX Corp. for five years when the company was headquartered in Muskegon. O’Leary, retired and now the chairman of the SPX board, loves Muskegon and continues to support the community through the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Hayner said.

O’Leary’s $250,000 public art contribution is being used for $25,000 startup grants for 10 “permanent, monumentally-scaled” public art works. Hayner and the Downtown Arts Committee of the Community Foundation – first established in 2002 – are responsible for the development of 10 works, including finding locations, identifying local history and stories that can be showcased through art, finding the right artists who can create monumental works, and then raising the funds from the community to commission the works.

Here are the MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative projects to date:

  1. Moxie, a life-like Mastodon coming out of a manhole in front of the Lakeshore Museum Center celebrating pre-historic Muskegon installed in August 2019.
  2. A City Built on Timber honors Muskegon’s Lumber Era in an installation at the entry to Muskegon County’s Heritage Landing dedicated in June 2020.
  3. Celebrating Muskegon is a 22-foot steel and glass sculpture headed to the new traffic circle at Beach Street and Lakeshore Drive at the entrance to Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Park on Lake Michigan. Under construction in North Carolina, it is expected to be installed in April and dedicated this summer.
  4. The Muskegon Rails Project: The four railroad bridge murals on Seaway Drive will be painted directly on the two bridges, one between Laketon and Hackley Avenues and the other between Sherman and Broadway Avenues.
  5. One Drop, a 27-foot water-inspired sculpture on the north side of the new VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center sponsored in part by and celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Women’s Division of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, will be installed in the fall of 2021.
  6. What Defines Muskegon, a mural by award-winning Detroit muralist, Dr. Hubert Massey, is in the concept phase and will be placed on the outside of the Mercy Health Arena along West Western Avenue. Installation is expected in the fall of 2021. For this mural, Massey is taking his inspiration from a series of four Zoom community forums that were conducted in December and January.

The MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative already has leveraged more than $900,000 in public art installations with four more projects still to come.

Hayner says that the remaining four additional projects may include a large-scale sculpture by a Muskegon artist for a 2022 installation; a sculpture installation at the Robert C. Lighton Memorial Park in front of the Muskegon County Hall of Justice; possibly a Buster Keaton-inspired sculpture in Muskegon’s Bluffton neighborhood; and she is starting conversations with Muskegon Heights leaders for a specific installation for that city.

“Our public art collection is simply more evidence about the uniqueness of Muskegon,” Hayner said. “Muskegon is an interesting town because it’s big enough to have a lot of great assets but it’s also small enough that you can make things happen. Muskegon makes things happen!”

Press Release [PDF]

For more information, contact
Judy Hayner
231-638-0433
judyhayner@gmail.com

Notice of Construction – Peck

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Residents within the Peck Street Project Area
RE: City of Muskegon – Street and Utility Improvements – Peck Street: Apple to Laketon
Dear Property Owner(s):

Beginning March 2021, construction will be taking place on Peck St, between Apple and Laketon Avenue. The work is comprised of two separate projects, each having its own timeline, engineers, and contractors. Please see the attached map for a visual of the construction schedule and the engineer’s contact information for the project serving you.

Full Notice [PDF]

Notice of Construction – Amity Ave

Monday, March 8, 2021
Residents within the Amity Avenue Project Area
RE: City of Muskegon – Street and Utility Improvements – Amity Avenue: Getty to Fork
Dear Property Owner(s):

Beginning April 2021, construction will be taking place on Amity Avenue, between Getty and Fork Street, and one block on Fork Street between Amity Avenue and Murphy Avenue. The City will also be replacing only the sanitary sewer for one block on Myrtle Avenue between Fork Street and Murphy Street and on Murphy Street from Myrtle Avenue to Walton Street.

This project will consist of replacement of both the sanitary sewer and watermain pipes in the roadway and reconstruction of the roadway. The project also replaces the sanitary service to the property line and the water service to the house. As part of the water service replacement, the contractor will need access into your house to make the final connection. The City has contracted with Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc., from Grand Rapids, to complete this project. Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering (F&V) of Muskegon will be providing engineering and construction observation for the City during the project.

Full Notice [PDF]

Bid Solicitation – Highway Maintenance Materials

The City of Muskegon Department of Public Works is soliciting bids for the products listed herein. Sealed bid proposals must be submitted to the City of Muskegon City Clerk, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan, 49443, by 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Facsimile copy is unacceptable. Late responses will not be considered. Bidders are responsible for ensuring that the following identifying information appears on the outside of each envelope: SEALED PROPOSAL – BID NAME, your company/organization name, date due, and time due. If a delivery service is used which prohibits such markings on their envelope or package, this information must be placed on the outside of the interior envelope or package. The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept the bid it feels is in the best interest of the City. Bid results will be posted on the City of Muskegon website www.shorelinecity.com.

Please include in bid any and all surcharges that may apply such as fuel and delivery charges.

Inquiries may be made of Public Works Superintendent Doug Sayles, or Highway Supervisors Vern Berndt or Amy Behler, at telephone number (231) 724-4100.

2021 Aggreg Maint Mats Concrete Bid Solicitation

2021 Aggreg Maint Mats Concrete Bid Forms (PDF)

2021 Aggreg Maint Mats Concrete Bid Forms (XLS)

City of Muskegon Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Downtown Development Authority Board Cancellation Notice 3-9-2021

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF MEETING

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and

Downtown Development Authority Board

The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority-Downtown Development Authority Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace, Room 103, Muskegon, MI 49440 and live on the city’s Facebook page has been cancelled. The BRA-DDA board’s next scheduled meeting is Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF MUSKEGON AND ANY OF ITS COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES

ADA POLICY:  The City of Muskegon will provide necessary auxiliary aids and services to individuals who want to attend the meeting upon twenty four hour notice to the City of Muskegon.  Please contact Ann Marie Cummings, City Clerk, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440 or by calling (231) 724-6705 or TTY/TDD: dial 7-1-1 and request a representative to dial (231) 724-6705.

 

Ann Marie Meisch, MMC

City Clerk

933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440

(231) 724-6705