City Council approves pavement work for Mountain View, other streets

Sean C. Morgan

The Sweet Home City Council approved a contract for a pavement overlay on Mountain View Road from Ames Creek Road to Cedar Street.

The council voted 6-0, with Councilor Jeff Goodwin absent but arriving later. Voting yes were councilors Marybeth Angulo, Ryan Underwood, Greg Mahler, Mayor Jim Gourley, Dave Trask and Bruce Hobbs.

The winning bidder was North Santiam Paving Co. of Stayton for $137,323.47.

Public Works Director Mike Adams said city staff sought bids in mid to late October and opened bids on Nov. 4. North Santiam was the apparent low bidder among six.

The overlay project includes Cedar Street and 23rd Avenue, Adams said, and Ninth Avenue from the intersection with Alder Street to the end of Birch Street.

In October, the council agreed to a fund exchange program with the Oregon Department of Transportation, exchanging federal dollars allocated to the city for 94 cents each from the state.

By exchanging the funds, the city does not need to comply with federal requirements for its projects, while the state must.

“The funds were identified in this budget,” Adams said. “This is what we use the fund exchange program for.”

In other business, the council:

n Presented a certificate to the Sweet Home Rotary Club, which has adopted Hobart Park.

n Appointed James Reasons Jr. to a new term on the Board of Appeals, which hears appeals regarding building codes.

Reasons has served on the board for 14 years. His new term expires on Nov. 10, 2017.

The appeals board has three vacancies. For more information about the vacancies and the board itself, call the city manager’s office at (541) 367-8969 or stop by City Hall, 1140 12th Ave.