City Council Awards Contracts at April 27 Meeting

New Hope City Council Awards Contracts at April 27 Council Meeting
Posted on 05/02/2020
2020 and 2021 Sanitary Sewer Pipe Lining
At the April 27 city council meeting, the New Hope City Council approved the construction contract with Visu-Sewer for the 2020 and 2021 sanitary sewer pipe lining projects in the amount of $321,115.10.

In the past, sewer lining projects have been bid every year. In an effort to reduce engineering and administration costs, and to encourage lower bids, the 2020 and 2021 sewer lining contracts were bid together.

Work in both 2020 and 2021 will occur in the northwest part of New Hope, in the Liberty Park neighborhood. The 2020 project includes approximately 5,890 feet of sanitary mains on streets between Bass Lake Road and 60th Avenue North and Utah Avenue North (near 48th Avenue North). The 2021 project includes approximately 7,156 feet of sanitary mains between 60th Avenue North and 62nd Avenue North.

The annual pipe lining projects address inflow and infiltration (I/I) into the city’s sanitary sewer system. Metropolitan Council Environment Services has determined that lining sanitary sewer pipe reduces the impact of I/I, extending the life of the sanitary sewer infrastructure.

Construction will begin this summer, with the 2020 portion expected to be substantially completed by November, and final completion occurring in November of 2021.

The latest project details are available at

Begin and Northwood Park Improvements

New Hope City Council has approved contracts for park improvement projects to take place at Begin and Northwood parks.

The contracts, awarded at the April 27 New Hope City Council meeting, include playground site work and playground equipment replacement at Begin Park and basketball court replacement at Northwood Park.

The first contract, awarded to Dunaway Construction in the amount of $127,334.50, includes playground site work at Begin Park and basketball court replacement at Northwood Park.

The second and third contracts, awarded to Flagship Recreation and Landscape Structures for $111,852.12 includes playground equipment, engineered wood fiber, a picnic table with sun shade structure and installation.

The existing playground equipment at Begin Park is the oldest in the New Hope parks system, last replaced in 1996 and repainted in 2010.

The city of New Hope ensured neighboring residents were involved in the Begin Park planning process. A survey was mailed to Begin Park area residents last fall, to gather initial input about what the residents would like to see included in the new playground and to invite them to be part of the planning process.

Improvements to the park will include replacement of the playground container, entrance ramp and sidewalk, installation of new benches and a shade structure picnic table, and replacement of playground equipment.

The Northwood Park basketball court is more than 25 years old and was last resurfaced in 2016. Improvements to the court will include replacement of both the court and hoops, replacement of the court surface, and installation of a new pad and bench.

Project construction begins this spring and is anticipated to be completed this summer.

Purchase and Redevelopment Agreement for 6027 West Broadway
At the April 27 New Hope City Council meeting, the City Council approved a purchase and redevelopment agreement with Novak-Fleck, Inc. for the sale of 6027 West Broadway.

The property, purchased by the city in January 2020 as part of the Scattered Site Housing Program, is located in a priority redevelopment neighborhood near 62nd Avenue and West Broadway. The house located on the property was the lowest valued in the city and in a significant state of distress.

The city sent a request for proposals to more than 20 builders in March and received responses from two builders. One of three proposals from Novak-Fleck, Inc. was selected as the preferred proposal. The home features a split-level style design with 2,275 square feet of finished living space and has a projected sales price of $343,298.

Novak Fleck, Inc. is moderate-sized home builder based out of Brooklyn Park. The city has sold a total of six lots to Novak Fleck, Inc. for development over the past five years.