The company which was hired to design a city fire station at the West Ward location will present an update about the site at the regular McCook City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Council Chambers in Memorial Auditorium, West C and Fifth.
At its May 18 meeting, the council approved a contract with Prochaska and Associates, from Omaha, for the preliminary design of a new fire station at the site. Although developed for only a fire station, the design allows for it to be expanded in the future.
At the time, the city was in the process of applying for a fire station construction grant, funded by economic stimulus funds. The city did not receive the grant.
According to the contract, the cost of the preliminary design was $12,000, not to exceed $15,000 with reimbursable expenses. The city paid for the design with city sales tax revenue set aside in the budget for the initial design and construction costs of a city municipality facility.
The update is the only regular agenda item.
On the consent agenda, the council will be asked to approve a contract with Miller and Associates for the administration of the Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
At its April 20 meeting, the council selected Miller and Associates to serve as general administrator of the funds.
The funds are distributed from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the city was awarded $629,700 for the demolition of residential and commercial structures.
The required "Release of Funds" has been received from the NDED and the council can now authorize the execution of the contract with Miller and Associates to serve as general administrator.
According to the contract, Miller and Associates will be reimbursed a lump sum fee of $24,200, that will come from the grant funds.