The Newton City Council will consider awarding the sole bid it received for the Fred Maytag Bowl repair project to a Guthrie County contractor when it meets on Tuesday.
Roy Sargent Building, Inc., of Menlo submitted a bid of $221,134 for the multi-faceted repair work on the iconic Newton structure, an amount more than $20,000 higher than estimated.
City staff sent project notices to 17 general contractors, four electrical contractors and four mechanical contractors in advance of the bid opening deadline earlier this week. Plans were obtained by seven contractors.
The bid amount will be offset by the $25,000 historic restoration grant the city previously received from the state for the project and the 25 percent in state tax credits the city is expecting to receive. The city's share of the project cost deducting those items is approximately $147,000, about 66 percent of the overall cost.
The City has also applied for a $10,000 grant from the Jasper Community Foundation to assist with the project costs. The rest of the funding could come from the funds remaining on the $500,000 account Whirlpool established when it left the city. That account now stands at approximately $358,000.
The project involves improving drainage on the flat portions of the roof, new gutters and downspouts, improvements to the bowl structure, electrical upgrades, new stage lights and repairs to the surface. A security camera system will be installed after the project completion date, which is set for May 23, 2013.