Westmoor sewer project finances change
By Patty Rice Groth
In January of 2010, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners signed three contracts with Elite Excavating, Ontario, for the work to be done in Polk Township’s Westmoor addition to install a system to connect residents there into the water and sewer services of the City of Galion. The work went out for bids in three phases; Elite Excavating won all three contracts and was able to perform the work on all three phases at the same time.
Contract No. 1 was approved in the amount of $318,825.25, which included a $5,000 reduction because Elite was awarded all three contracts.
Contract No. 2 was approved in the amount of $2,741.866.83, which included a $20,000 reduction for the same reason.
Contract No. 3 was approved in the amount of $590,346, which included a $5,000 reduction, also because Elite won all three contracts.
The total to be paid to Elite Excavating was $3,651,065.08.
During the course of the project, change orders were approved from time to time. Changes implemented both increases and reductions in the base contract amounts.
Contract No. 1 was amended by Change Order No. 1 which reduced the cost by $1,485; Change Order No. 2 added $6,639.96 to the contract cost. The current total for Contract No. 1 is $324,007.21, a 1 percent increase.
Contract No. 2 was amended by Change Order No. 1, which reduced by $11,907 from the previous total; Change Order No. 2 approved an increase of $81,348.90. Change Order No. 3 approved an increase of $11,762.08. A recent resolution approved by the commissioners reduced Contract No. 2 by $100,271.82. The current total cost for Contract No. 2 is $2,899,818.47, a 5 percent increase.
Contract No. 3 was amended by Change Order No. 1 with an increase of ; Change Order No. 2 increased the project cost by $20,445.72; Change Order No. 3 reduced the contract amount by $2,591.28. The current value of Contract No. 3 is $630,200.77, a 6 percent increase from the original cost.
The current total to be paid to Elite Excavating under these three contracts is $3,854,926,45.