Notice to Bidders

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the CITY OF PLEASANTVILLE on
the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications, and form of contract) and estimated cost for the
improvement at its meeting at 5:30 P.M. on March 19, 2018, in said Pleasantville City Hall at 108 W
Jackson St, Pleasantville, IA for the SHADLE PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
Sealed bids for the work comprising each improvement as stated below must be filed before 10:00
A.M. according to the clock in the Council Chambers on March 8, 2018, in the office of the City Clerk of
Pleasantville, Iowa. Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be
considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened.
Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 10:00 A.M. on March 8, 2018, in the
Pleasantville Council Chambers for consideration by the City of Pleasantville at its meeting on March 19,
2018, at 5:30 P.M., at the Pleasantville City Hall.
Work on the improvement shall be commenced immediately upon approval of the contract by the
Council, and be completed as stated below.
The anticipated date of the Notice to Proceed is April 23, 2018.
Contractor shall fully complete the project by September 30, 2018. Should the contractor fail to
complete the work in this timeframe, liquidated damages of $1,000 per calendar day will be assessed for work
not completed within the designated contract term.
The contract documents may be examined at the Pleasantville Office of City Clerk at City Hall.
Hard copies of the project documents may be obtained from Snyder & Associates, Inc. 2727 SW Snyder
Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023 at no cost. Electronic contract documents are available at no cost by clicking
on the “Bids” link at and choosing the SHADLE PARK IMPROVEMENT
PROJECT on the left. Project information, and planholder information is also available at no cost at this
website. Downloads require the user to register for a free membership at

By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal
produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa
In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a
nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any
preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to
bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to
bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference allowed shall be equal to the
preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.
In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor
force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public
improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.
General Nature of the Public Improvement
This project is located within Shadle Park in Pleasantville, Iowa. The project consists of Class 10 Grading,
Storm Sewer and Subdrain installation, Mainline PCC Paving, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalk, Permeable
Interlocking Pavers, Construction of Bioretention Areas, Soil Quality Restoration, Erosion Control, Pavement
Markings, and final surface restoration.
Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as defined in Iowa Code Section 26.8, as
security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the
award of contract a corporate surety bond, in a form acceptable to the Jurisdiction, for the faithful performance
of the contract, in an amount equal to 100% of the amount of the contract. The bidder’s security shall be in
the amount of 10% of the total bid amount and shall be in the form of a cashier’s check or a certified check
drawn on an FDIC insured bank in Iowa or on an FDIC insured bank chartered under the laws of the United
States; or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United
States; or a bid bond on the form provided in the contract documents with corporate surety satisfactory to the
Jurisdiction. The bid shall contain no condition except as provided in the specifications.
The CITY OF PLEASANTVILLE reserves the right to defer acceptance of any bid for a period of
sixty (60) calendar days after receipt of bids and no bid may be withdrawn during this period.
Each successful bidder will be required to furnish a corporate surety bond in an amount equal to 100%
of its contract price. Said bond shall be issued by a responsible surety approved by CITY OF
PLEASANTVILLE and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions
therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all material and labor, and protect and save
harmless CITY OF PLEASANTVILLE from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of
the contract and shall also guarantee the maintenance of the improvement caused by failures in materials and
construction for a period of two years from and after acceptance of the contract. The guaranteed maintenance
period for new paving shall be four years.
The CITY OF PLEASANTVILLE, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78
Stat. 252, 42U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of
Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs
of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will
affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business
enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be
discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.
Contractor must file appropriate claim waivers and sales use tax forms before final payment will be
The CITY OF PLEASANTVILLE does hereby reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to waive
informalities, and to enter into such contract, or contracts, as it shall deem to be in the best interest of the
This Notice is given by authority of the City Council of the City of Pleasantville, Iowa.
Dated at Pleasantville, Iowa this 12th day of February, 2018.
William K. Moore, Mayor
Rachel Reed, City Clerk
Posted to Master Builders Plan Room on the ______ day of February, 2018.
Posted to the City of Pleasantville website on the __ _ day of February, 2018.

Public Meeting

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The City of Pleasantville will hold a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, to discuss the proposed Jasper Street Reconstruction Project. The project will consist of the widening and repaving of Jasper Street between West Street and Business Highway 5 including construction of sidewalk/bike trail. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pleasantville Memorial Hall, 101 N. Jefferson Street, Pleasantville.

New Pleasantville Subdivision

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New Pleasantville Subdivision Looks To Bring Fresh Housing Options To Community

24 SpringView Lots To Become Available To Support Housing Needs


PLEASANTVILLE, IA, July 1, 2017 –This summer VerMeer Development Inc. will be breaking ground on SpringView, the first subdivision to be developed  in Pleasantville in almost two decades. The property is located on the Northwest corner of Pleasantville city limits just off Highway 5, and shares W Pleasant Street with the new Dollar General store and Casey’s General Store.


SpringView has 24 lots will range from .25 to .66 acres and will house residential single family homes to accommodate rising housing demands in the Marion County area due to a strong school district, Lake Red Rock, local grain elevator, among other industries. Marion County Development Commission projects a for-sale housing need of 198 homes by 2025 in the Pleasantville area alone.


“Marion County needs more housing options for our residents. The county and town of Pleasantville has a lot to offer with the recreational activities at Lake Red Rock, the strong school district, and just a 20-30 minute drive to Des Moines. The City of Pleasantville staff approached me a little over a year ago about the possibility of a new housing development and after doing our diligent research, we are happy and excited to be bringing this new subdivision to the community. The city staff, in particular Police Chief & City Administrator Joe Mrstik, has helped us out tremendously to make this vision become reality. Our goal is to break ground in early August.” Commented Anthony “Tony” VerMeer, owner of VerMeer Group, the parent company of VerMeer Development Inc.


VerMeer Development Inc. plans to finish developing the first 9.5 acres by the end of 2017 as a part of phase 1 providing 24 lots, and will continue developing the additional 12.5 acres as a separate phase 2 at a later date with an additional 30 lots.


VerMeer Group is the parent company of VerMeer Development Inc., VerMeer Builders Inc., TK Concrete Inc., Maxim Trucking and Materials Inc., and is based in Pella, IA with satellite locations in Des Moines, IA.


For more information about lots or development opportunities, please use the contact information below.


Kirk Salnave

Tel.: (641) 628-4590