The Duncan Banner

June 23, 2013

City to spend DEA money on Criminal Justice Complex

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The City of Duncan could end up spending $45,599.59 for a new heating and air conditioning system for the Criminal Justice Complex to replace an old system.

During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Duncan City Council will discuss the new system and will review bids for the project. Of the bids received, the City of Duncan may make the recommendation to use Sellers Air Conditioning for the system and labor at $44,950, and to have BJ’s Electric work on the electrical wiring for $649.59, according to a memo from City Manager Jim Frieda.

“The Criminal Justice Complex is in need of a new heating/air conditioning system as the old system is no longer repairable,” according to the memo. “After receiving four bids, it has been determined that Sellers Air Conditioning proposed the lowest and most acceptable bid.” Funds for the project will come from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Forfeiture account, funds seized during drug investigations.

Seller’s bid included replacing two 5-ton split systems, replacing five gas unit heaters, adding one 4-ton system for southwest locker room, men’s restroom and kitchen, adding ductwork into storage room and north classroom, replacing two exhaust ventilators, replacing all T-stats with new digital controls, and disconnecting and removing old electric unit heaters.

Other bids: Climate Control Co. Inc. at $57,542, Walls Heat and Air at $81,130.01, and Davis Air Conditioning Inc. at $55,882.

The Duncan City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

Other items to consider:

n Purchase of five weedeaters for the Community Labor Department, with three bids submitted to the city. Of those, the least costly bid is from Eastland Lawnmower for $551.80 per unit for a total of $2,829 and will be the recommended bid, based on Frieda’s agenda memo. Other bids were from Ace Hardware with $1,099.99 per unit for a total of $5,499.95, and Echo USA with $579.99 per unit for a total of $2,929.95.

n The annual contract with Main Street Duncan for fiscal year 2013-14. The City of Duncan was one of the first cities in Oklahoma to enter into the Main Street program. The Main Street Duncan program is responsible for several events in the Duncan community, including the Cruisin’ the Chisholm Trail Car and Motorcycle Show, Boo Review and the annual Christmas parade. If approved, the city could provide a maximum of $20,000 for the year.

n  Property at 519. W. Beech as a public nuisance for dilapidated structure and possible order abatement of the property.