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Marinette Okays Borrowing 17.5 Million For Sports Center

Issue Date: May 5, 2017

At the Marinette City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, May 2 Mayor Steve Genisott said the Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22 was a huge success. Board of Public Works Department Director, Mike Swiatnicki said they took in 181 TVs, 33 computers, 27 miscellaneous electronics, 198 fluorescent bulbs and one mercury thermostat.

This may result in two semi-loads with what was collected on Saturday along with existing electronics, Swiatnicki said. He will advise of the cost to recycle these items once they are picked up by Waste Management.

The Council unanimously approved borrowing of $17.5 million for construction of the Marinette Community Sports and Events Center, which includes money for the $7.5 million loan from Marinette County, $2.1 million for the reconstruction of city streets with focus on Pierce Ave., and an advance refinancing of the city's eighth Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) district. Total borrowed is about $17.5 million.

Maureen Schiel one of Marinette's Financial Advisors from Ehlers and Associates of Waukesha presented a capital finance plan which included anticipated installment donations over the next few years with naming rights donations from Bay Area Medical Center-Aurora Baycare of $200,000 per year. The borrowing would be amortized over 20 years.

Michael Murphy of Scherrer Construction of Burlington and Duane Grove of Somerville Architects and Engineers of Green Bay walked the council through bids received for portions of the project with recommendations of lowest bidders. The Council approved all the lowest bidders for each category including several area contractors.

Recommended Subcon-tractors for the Marinette Community Sports and Events Center approved at the lowest bidders were: Barley Trucking for site earthwork and utilities, asphalt paving and site concrete, $1,554,883; Patriot Fence for chain link fences and gates, $42,248; Parthie Landscape for seeding and landscaping, $47,000; De Arteagea Inc. for cast-in-place concrete, $834,500; Hansen Masonry and Concrete, LLC for masonry, $1,124,447; Nimsgern Steel for structural steel and erection, $384,000; Frank Zeise Construction Co, Inc., for general trades, $605,100; Crafts Inc. for roofing conventional portion of building and horizontal and vertical metal wall panels, $474,786; Roy Ness Contracting and Sales Inc. for Metal building package, $2,690,000; Hubert Glass Inc. for aluminum windows, entrances, glass and glazing, $165,160; VerHalen Commercial Interiors for gypsum board assemblies for $267,568; VerHalen Commercial Interiors for suspended acoustic ceiling, $53,323; Omni Glass and Paint Inc. for painting, $180,810; Gegare Tile Inc. for resilient, carpet flooring, $26,595; Prostar Surfaces, Inc. for athletic flooring, acrylic tennis coating system and artificial turf system, $269,043; Interkal LLC for bleachers, $100,055; Serv-Ice Refrigeration Inc. for refrigerated floor and plant, $900,000; Fireline Sprinkler Corp. for fire suppression, $194,300; Tri-City Plumbing for plumbing, $509,500; KBK Services Inc. for HVAC, $2,305,000 and Master Electric Inc. for electrical, $1,258,274 for a grand total of $13,986,542.

Lowest bid results were approved for Alfredson Construction at $552,999 for the Menekaunee site improvements and restrooms.


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