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Bemidji City Council: Events center bids to be considered

The latest set of bids for work on the Bemidji regional events center will be considered during Monday's meeting of the Bemidji City Council.

Bids were opened on Feb. 19 and have been compiled and tabulated by Kraus-Anderson, the project manager.

Kraus-Anderson's recommendation includes four Bemidji businesses. It also has suggested rejecting three sets of bids and is still reviewing six other sets of bids, according to information included in Monday's agenda packet.

Combined, the bids came in $12.3 million less than construction estimates.

Recommended for approval are the following bids:

-- Building concrete to Bruce's Contracting of Backus for $1,586,600.

-- Interior and exterior masonry to Con's Masonry of Bemidji for a combined bid of $1,811,050.

-- Architectural woodwork materials to Northern Woodwork Inc. of Thief River Falls for $228,128.

-- Fireproofing and drywall to Custom Drywall Inc. out of St. Paul for a combined bid of $2,688,800.

-- Joint sealants to Sunrise Specialty Contracting Inc. of Big Lake, Minn., for $110,640.

-- Door and frames materials to Kendall Doors & Hardware of Mendota Heights, Minn., for $263,779.

-- Coiling doors to St. Cloud Overhead Door of Waite Park, Minn., for $90,645.

-- Aluminum and glass to Capital City Glass of Blaine, Minn., for $727,513.

-- Acoustical to Central Minnesota Ceiling Inc. of St. Joseph, Minn., for $193,100.

-- Flooring to MCI Inc. of Waite Park, Minn., for $380,685.

-- Painting to Jari Pederson & Sons Inc. of Grand Forks, N.D., for $298,000.

-- Terrazzo flooring to Advanced Terrazzo & Tile Co. Inc. of Coon Rapids, Minn., for $239,800.

-- Operable Partitions to Hufcor Minnesota of Golden Valley, Minn., for $124,748.

-- Specialties material to J.S. Cates Construction Co. Inc. of Hamel, Minn., for $374,000.

-- Dock equipment to PS Doors of Grand Forks, N.D., for $45,100.

-- Food service equipment to Dakota Food Equipment of Fargo, N.D., for $407,388.96.

-- Ice rink to Commercial Refrigeration Systems Inc. of Virginia, Minn., for $942,544.

-- Elevators to Schindler Elevator Corporation of Bemidji for $197,500.

-- Fire protection to Brothers Fire Protection of St. Cloud for $259,555.

-- Plumbing to Knapp Grover Inc. of Park Rapids for $1,365,000.

-- HVAC work to Peterson Sheet Metal of Bemidji for $3,930,000.

-- Electrical to API Electric Company of Duluth, Minn., for $4,486,000.

-- Landscaping to Peterson Companies Inc. of Chisago City, Minn., for $494,837.

Four bids already were awarded by the City Council on Feb. 16.

Street light fee

The City Council also is expected to consider an ordinance ordering the collection of fees for operation and maintenance of the city's street lights.

Residents will be charged $2.50 a month per parcel and businesses $5 a month per parcel to cover the city's costs.

The council voted in favor of the fee during a work session last week.