City to award contract for pathway plan
When it meets this week, the Yuma City Council will be asked to award a contract for the Yuma East Wetlands shared use pathway.
The contract for $436,325 will be awarded to Cemex Construction Materials, the only company to bid on the project. The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are providing $377,395.97 toward the cost, and the city match is $58,929.96.
An expansion of Yuma's multi-use pathway system, the new pathway will be along the Colorado River extending from Gateway Park into the East Wetlands to end on the Pacific Avenue alignment north of the Yuma levee.
The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers at Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza.
In other business, the council will:
• Authorize execution of an intergovenmental agreement with the city of Somerton to provide roadway maintenance services on an as-needed basis.
• Ratify an agreement with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security for the funding to purchase equipment in support of the Regional Robot Safety Program.
• Authorize a five-year extension of the lease agreement with Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Corporation to continue to occupy the former City Hall at 180 W. 1st St. The Heritage Area first entered into the lease agreement with the city in 2002 for $1 a year, with the Heritage Area paying all operating costs of the building. The lease provides a home for the Heritage Area in a property that is on the National Register of Historic Places and an additional in-kind local match for federal funds being received by the Heritage Area.
• Approve deferral of development fees requested by Desert Oasis Development for the southeast corner of Avenue 7E and 36th Street.
• Approve deferral of development fees and water and sewer capacity fees for 11 lots in Saguaro Unit 1 subdivision.
An addition to Wednesday's meeting, the council will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers.
Complete agendas for both meetings are available on the city's website at yumaaz.gov. City council meetings and work sessions are broadcast live on Time Warner Channel 73.