Fire station concrete repair bid approved

FLINT TWP. — The Fire Department is moving ahead with a plan to repair cracked concrete and asphalt at station No. 1 on Reuben Street but postponed plans for similar work at station No. 2 on Flushing Road.

Bids for both projects came in from two companies, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. But he asked the township board to accept only a $79,800 bid for station No. 1 submitted by LA Construction of Flushing.

Burkley said the parking lot at station one has not been replaced since the building was constructed.

Burkley said he recommended putting off repairs at station No. 2 because of the expense and that the parking lot is not used as much as when it was an elections polling place. Curbco Inc. of Swartz Creek submitted the $26,984.35 low bid for that project.

Funds to repair station No. 1 has been budgeted for several years, Burkley said.

The bid prospectus called for concrete, asphalt, catch basin and other repairs. Fire station one, 5331 Reuben, has seven areas of concrete work including sidewalks and removing and replacing the flagpole. There are nine specifications for asphalt work.

Concrete work at Station 2, 3327 Flushing Road, included removing an existing concrete pad adjacent to the service door and installing sidewalk. Asphalt work includes repairing several badly cracked patches and potholes. Optional work includes hauling away debris including pieces of concrete pipe and concrete parking blocks.

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