OTTUMWA — The 300 block of East Main Street in Ottumwa will be getting a facelift.
During a public hearing earlier this week, the Ottumwa City Council gave its OK to the plans and specifications to renovate 15 buildings’ storefronts in downtown Ottumwa.
Money for the renovations will come from the city of Ottumwa, building owners, Community Development Block Grant program and the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation.
Estimated cost of the project is $912,005. Bids for the project will be accepted until July 23, and interested contractors can access plans and specifications from Curtis Architecture & Design, P.C., in Ottumwa.
In other business, the council:
• Awarded the contract to Norris Asphalt Paving Company, LC, Ottumwa, for the apron and taxiway project at the Ottumwa Regional Airport. Norris’ bid for the project was $101,515. An Iowa Department of Transportation grant will reimburse the city for 85 percent of the project up to a maximum of $76,561.
• Awarded the contract for the Randolph Street Sewer Repair to D.C. Construction of Douds for $83,373.
• Awarded the contract for Contract 4 of the 2010 Flood Protection Mitigation Project to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, Illinois, for $5,633,231. The city entered into an agreement with FEMA on Spet. 18 for a grant of $16,222,100 for the entire project to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015.