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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING | September 14, 2022, 7:00PM

Updated: Jan 12, 2023


Notice of Public Hearing and Letting for this Construction in and for the City of Ackley, Iowa.


Sealed bids will be received by the City of Ackley, Iowa, at Clapsaddle-Garber Associates; 739 Park Avenue; Ackley, Iowa; 50601 until Noon, on 14th day of September, 2022 for the above stated project as described in detail in the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the City Clerk. Bids received will be opened and tabulated in City Hall by the Project Engineer at 1:00 PM. The proposals will be presented to the City Council and considered at its meeting to be held at 7:00 PM on the 14th day of September, 2022, or at such later time and place as may then be fixed.

The City Council of Ackley, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the construction of said improvements in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 384, Code of Iowa, at 7:00 P.M., on the 14th day of September, 2022, at City Hall in Ackley, Iowa. At said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections to the project and cost thereof.

The work is shown in detail on the construction plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk.

The work under this project consists of a new liner installation for a 6,000,000-gallon earthen embankment equalization basin, along with appurtenant work. The work is shown in detail on the construction plans and specifications on file with the City Clerk. Work shall not begin until October 1st, 2022.

All bids must be filed on or before the Noon deadline previously stated. All bids shall be made on forms furnished by the City and must be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope and plainly identified. Each proposal shall be accompanied by a bid bond, cashier’s or certified check, or a credit union certified share draft, in a separate sealed envelope in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the proposal. The certified or cashier’s check shall be drawn on a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States or said certified share draft should be drawn on a credit union in Iowa or

chartered under the laws of the United States; and such check or share draft shall be made payable to the

City Clerk, City of Ackley, Iowa, as a security that if awarded a contract, the Bidder will enter into a contract at the prices bid and furnish the required performance and payment bond and certificate of insurance. The certified or cashier’s check or certified share draft may be cashed, or the bid bond

redeemed, if the Contractor fails to enter into a contract, or fails to provide a certificate of insurance within ten (10) days after the acceptance of his proposal by resolution of Council. No bidder may withdraw a bid within sixty (60) days after the date set for opening bids.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive informalities and technicalities. The Council reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for a period not to exceed forty (40) calendar days after the date bids are to be received. If awarded, one (1) contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder for each division based on the amount of work and type of materials selected by the City.

Liquidated damages in the amount of $1,000 per calendar day will be assessed for each day that work remains uncompleted after the deadline set below. Contractor shall not begin work until October 1st, 2022 or Owner’s Notice to Proceed, and work shall proceed continuously until completed. Work must be completed by December 31st, 2023.


The successful bidder shall furnish a Performance Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, said bond to be issued by a responsible surety and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment for all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the City from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operation of the Contractor. In addition, the bond shall guarantee against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year after completion and acceptance by the City.

By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa and to Iowa domestic labor to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statues.

Payments will be made to the Contractor based on monthly estimates in amounts equal to ninety-five percent (95%) of the contract value of the work completed, and will be based upon an estimate prepared on the twenty-fifth (25th) day of each month by the Contractor, subject to the approval of the Engineer. Such monthly payment will in no way be construed as an act of acceptance for any part of the work partially or totally completed. The balance of the five percent (5%) due the Contractor will be paid not earlier than thirty-one (31) days from the date of final acceptance of said work by the City, subject to the conditions and in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 573 of the Code of Iowa, as amended. No such partial or final payment will be due until the Contractor has certified to the City Manager that the materials, labor, and services involved in each estimate have been paid for in accordance with the requirements stated in the specifications. Payments shall be made in cash from funds on hand; money from the sale of Bonds; or other monies which can be legally used for this work.

Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by CGA, 739 Park Avenue, Ackley Iowa; phone 641-847-3273. Copies of the plans and specifications for this project can be downloaded at no charge from or a printed copy can be obtained by contacting Beeline + Blue at 2507 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or by phone at 515-244-1611. A $50 refundable deposit is required for all printed plan sets and specifications. The fee is REFUNDABLE, provided the following conditions are met: 1) The plans and specifications are returned to CGA complete and in good usable condition and 2) they are returned to the above address within fourteen (14) calendar days after the award of the project.

Published upon order of the City Council of Ackley, Iowa.

Malena Dennis, City Clerk


This project is for the City of Ackley and involves installation of a new equalization basin liner after the removal of the existing Equalization Basin liner and proper disposal of the existing liner and cushion layer. The existing liner has several tears and holes which render existing liner in a non-functioning state. The project is located at the southeast corner of the existing City of Ackley Wastewater Treatment Plant site. The existing basin had weights placed to help hold down the liner during and after original construction. These weights will need to be removed and new weights placed per the New Liner Manufacturer recommendations. The Installer will weigh down the new liner as Manufacturer defines in their specification which shall be included in bid price. Once liner installed site restoration will include grading and seeding to disturbed soil and removal and disposal of soil erosion elements old concrete bags for weighing down old liner and any other solid waste material not needed for the new liner installation.

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