At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Buffalo City Council approved a corrective change order for the Conrad/Walters Street project at the new Cloud Peak School.
Mayor Randy Dyess explained that the original engineer's estimate that the city, county and school district based their budgets on was for roughly $1.2 million, of which the city and county would contribute $331,000 each and the School Facilities Board would contribute $565,000 to cover the high-pressure water lines and the paving of the roads to and from the school.
Since the project has gone to bid, engineers have discovered it will take a $300,000 retaining wall to shore-up the roadway which will add roughly $400,000 to the cost of the entire project.
After meeting with the contractor to cut costs, the final bid on the road project was for $931,360.31 from the contractor, and then a corrective change order was recommended for $848,364.98, which included a deduction in negotiated costs of $82,995.33.
Mayor Dyess explained the share of costs between the three entities involved in the project.
The council voted to award the bid and accept the corrective change order for the road project.
The final cost for the road project portion is still within 2% of engineer's estimates.