Farmington officials consider Oakland Street project Monday

Farmington officials will on Monday decide what to do about a street repair project that ballooned from $266,000 to more than $760,000.

According to a memo from city manager David Murphy, the lone bidder for the Oakland Street project will have a revised estimate for the 7 p.m. city council meeting, based on efforts to “value engineer” the road and utility work, plus streetscaping, parking, and other improvements.

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The original project estimate was $660,000. If it moves forward, the city would cover overages in the street repairs, paving, water and sewer, while the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), which originally proposed expanding the project, would pay for any streetscape overages.

Also on the Monday agenda:

  • resolutions recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote; recognizing June 29, 2019 as Farmington Area Juneteenth Celebration Day throughout Farmington; and a special event application for the Annual Farmington Community Band Concert, July 29, 2019 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Riley Park (all on the Consent Agenda);
  • a presentation from Main Street Oakland County;
  • discussion of allowing dual water meters that would separately measure irrigation and regular water flows for residential and commercial properties; and
  • distribution of proposed City of Farmington Master Plan 2019 8. Oakland Street Project

Officials will meet in the conference room at City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street. The full agenda and supporting materials are posted at

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