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Posted on: March 21, 2019

City of Clarksburg and Urban Renewal Authority Hold Joint Contract Signing for Demolitions

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A Contract Signing/Pre-Construction Meeting was conducted jointly with the City of Clarksburg and the Clarksburg Urban Renewal Authority (URA) on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the City Manager’s Conference Room for the Demolition of Various Structures throughout the City of Clarksburg.

In attendance were URA Chairman Anthony Secret, City Manager Martin Howe, Assistant City Manager Anthony Bellotte, Zoning Director Adam Barberio.  In addition to were representatives from Stantec Engineering, Cira Consulting/Anderson Excavating and Empire Builders.

The bid opening was held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 for both the URA and City Contracts.  The City had two (2) contracts out for bid:

  • Two (2) bids were received for Contract #1 for abatement of five (5) structures: 112 North 26th Street, 120 Dodge Court, 1010 Watkins Lane, 1327 Adams Avenue and 1410 Alpha Avenue.  Clarksburg City Council awarded the contract to Cira Consulting/Anderson Excavating in the amount of $23,750 utilizing TIF Funds at their March 7, 2019 Council Meeting.
  • Four (4) bids were received for Contract #2 for asbestos abatement and demolition of five (5) structures: 432 South Holden Street, 437 East Pike Street, 748 Locust Avenue (Demo only), 765 West Pike Street and 1313 Goff Street.  Clarksburg City Council awarded the contract to Empire Builders in the amount of $76,890 utilizing TIF Funds at their March 7, 2019 City Council Meeting. 

The URA awarded five (5) contracts for an aggregate bid base of $396,248 at their meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2019.  The demolitions are funded by a $400,000 financial agreement between the City’s Urban Renewal Authority, the City of Clarksburg and MVB Bank. The contracts are:

  •  Contract #1 – URA awarded bid to Cira Consulting/Anderson Excavating in the amount of $41,175 (Abatement of ten (10) structures)
  • Contract #2 – URA awarded bid to Cira Consulting/Anderson Excavating in the amount of $31,475 (Abatement of ten (10) structures)
  • Contract #3 – URA awarded bid to Empire Builders in the amount of $122,268 (Demolition of eleven (11) structures)
  • Contract #4 – URA awarded bid to Empire Builders in the amount of $102,120 (Abatement and Demolition of seven (7) structures)
  • Contract #5 – URA awarded bid to Empire Builders in the amount of $99,210 (Abatement of seven (7) structures)

Clarksburg City Council approved the five (5) Resolutions solidifying the contractual agreements between the City and the URA on March 7, 2019.

The URA’s contracts will address a total of 45 structures. The breakdown is as follows: twenty (20) structures for asbestos abatement, eleven (11) structures for demolition and fourteen (14) structures for abatement and demolition. The City’s Public Works Department will raze the 20 structures in-house that were abated.

A notice to proceed was issued at the conclusion of the meeting.  Demolition and abatements are anticipated to begin the week of April 8 and April 15, 2019.  The City of Clarksburg contracts have a thirty (30) calendar day completion time and the URA contracts have a sixty (60) calendar day completion time.

Removal of these structures is a multi-faceted benefit to the city; it eliminates eyesores, reduces safety hazards, and opens up property for potential future development which will increase the property values of the surrounding neighborhoods. 

City Manager Martin Howe stated, “With the awarding and signing of the contracts, the Urban Renewal Authority and City are very eager to have these demolitions completed.  Removing slum and blighted structures is a benefit to all of our communities.”




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