Borough Assembly Meeting

05-29-12 Special Meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Tuesday, May 29th. On the agenda, the Assembly voted 4 to 2 approving an increased budget for the Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) Replacement Project. The approved budget is for approximately $31.1 million.

The Assembly also approved further recommendations by Steve Rutland with American Health Facilities Development regarding the awarded construction contracts and component contractor costs for the project. This includes accepting Layton Construction’s guaranteed maximum price for approx. $5.9 million for the project and awarding the component contract to Sanderling-Whiting-Turner for approx. $17.1 million.

Recommendations are all dependent upon successful receipt of the planned U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan and interim financing which will be determined after the June 19th recall election.

The Assembly voted unanimously to authorize the Mayor and/or Borough Manager to sign all documents required by the USDA relating to the WMC Replacement Project loan as the process moves forward.

Friday, June 1st the Assembly will be hold a special meeting to determine the selection of the new Borough Clerk. The meeting will be held in executive session at noon in City Hall.

Special Meeting Agenda: http://www.wrangell.com/administration/special-assembly-meeting

 

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