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Contact Information

Mark B. Skellenger, P.E.
Vice President
440-365-4730
skellengerm@ksassociates.com

Ohio Street Water Main Replacement, Phase 1 & 2 — City of Vermilion

The City of Vermilion selected KS Associates to design a new, replacement waterline on Ohio Street from Main Street to West River Road. The purpose and need for the project was to replace an existing 4-inch cast iron water main that was constructed in 1904. KS Associates prepared plans, specifications and an opinion of probable construction costs for the project, which included 2,293 lineal feet (L.F.) of 8-inch ductile iron water main, 5 hydrants and 32 water service connections. The design accommodated the many utilities that were already occupying the corridor so that there would be no interruption of service.

KS also prepared an application for funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for Phase 2 of the project. A grant of $82,000 was awarded to the City.

KS Associates performed customary bidding services for the Owner including distributing bid documents, issuing addenda, and attending the bid opening. The low bid for Phase 1 came in at $12,712 - 3% below the Engineer’s Estimate. The low bid for Phase 2 came in at a price of $92,798 – 6.3% below the Engineer’s Estimate.

The City requested that KS provide construction administration services and a full-time resident project representative (RPR) for the construction phase of the projects. Construction on Phase 1 started in December 1991 and was completed in June 1992. Construction on Phase 2 proceeded from November 1992 through May 1993. KS held monthly progress meetings with the contractor and the owner, processed pay estimates, reviewed certified payroll reports and processed change orders. KS also prepared all OPWC grant-related paperwork including draw requests and closeout documents. Maintaining service to the many homeowners along the route during construction was critical from a public health and safety standpoint, and was achieved.