McMinnville officials have received one offer for the project manager job to oversee Civic Center renovation.
According to city Parks and Recreation Department director Scott McCord, Keith Bouldin, president of Tri State Development, has offered to be the city’s project manager for the $9.2 million venture.
“Keith Bouldin called me because he read the article,” said McCord, referring to a story in the Southern Standard. “He mentioned if you needed somebody, he would be available. I guess we’d have to write out the specifics of what his job would be. He said he’d work on a part-time basis and anything we needed, he come and look at.”
During a city meeting Jan. 15, discussion was held about the need to hire someone with knowledge in construction to oversee the project to ensure work is done correctly, on time, and follows construction plans – with no shoddy work.
Both the city’s contracts with Sain Construction and HFR Design indicate the city must designate a person who has the authority to provide the city’s input as construction proceeds and that person will have to be identified by name when the notice to start construction is given to Sain Construction.
During that meeting, it was estimated the cost would be approximately $200,000.
“Typically, it’s going to be by the hour with a budget,” said McMinnville Water Department director Anthony Pelham, who is a licensed professional engineer who used to work for James C. Hailey & Company. “Out of a $3.5 million project, the cost is probably $110,000 to $120,000. On a $4 million project, we spent about $120,000 on inspections. I would expect this project to necessitate about $200,000 to have someone who is capable.”
McCord said Bouldin mentioned working for 2 percent of the project.
“I calculate that to be $186,000, but we have yet to set down the parameters of what we want a project manager to do,” said McCord.
No decision was made on Bouldin’s offer.