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February 28, 2013

City hall remodeling to start

Design work on Nickel Plate bridge.

The city of Kokomo is set to receive bids next month for the first phase of the interior renovation of city hall.

The building at the corner of Union and Sycamore streets was constructed in 1984 and has not received a make over since it first opened.

The Kokomo Board of Public Works & Safety set March 27 as the day to receive bids for work on the first floor of the three-story building.

Carey Stranahan, city engineer, said the work will include construction of a staircase in the main lobby from the first to third floors, the remodeling of the Common Council chambers, relocation of the City Clerk’s office to inside the council chambers and construction of a display case. The work will include new flooring.

There will be no changes to the Kokomo Police Department and Utility offices on the first floor.

The estimated cost of the work is $300,000.

Stranahan said the second phase will involve the remodeling of the third floor administration offices.

In other business

• The Board of Works approved an agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation for the proposed pedestrian bridge over U.S. 31 north of Kokomo as part of the Nickel Plate Trail extension.

Stranahan said the funding will be used to begin design work on the structure. There is a maximum of $320,000 available for the design work.

• The board took two bids under advisement for continued landscaping work along Apperson Way from Superior Street to Vaile Avenue.

The work will include the construction of medians, landscaping and decorative fencing.

A portion of the work on Apperson Way from Sycamore Street north to Taylor Street has already been completed.

The bids received were from Mohr Construction in the amount of $351,270 and from CCC Construction of Indianapolis in the amount of $434,091.

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