Monroe City Council Legals



SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE HOUR OF 1:45 P. M. WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 in the PURCHASING DIVISION of the City of Monroe located in the Central Warehouse, 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, LA. 71201. All bids received will be publicly opened and read thereafter on the same day in the conference room of the Purchasing Division for furnishing the City of Monroe with:


As per specifications on file gratis:
 (318) 329-2222


Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, or surety bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid, WHEN INDICATED IN SPECIFICATIONS.



NO LATE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The City of Monroe reserves the right to reject any and all bids pursuant to STATE OF LOUISIANA LAW la RS 38.



Toney L. Gibson
 City of Monroe
 Department of Administration

SEALED BID # 86-0254

ADV: FREE PRESS: JUNE 26, 2014, JULY 3, 2014 & JULY 10, 2014.


BID # 86-0246

Sealed bids for construction of the following project will be received by the City of Monroe, at the Purchasing Division of the City, located at 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71202. Bids will be received until 1:45 P.M., on July 22, 2014 . Bids will be publicly opened and read in the CONFERENCE ROOM of the Purchasing Division, at the above mentioned address, at 2:00 P.M.

No bids will be received after the above time and date.
FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. 3-22-0033-032-2014, Monroe Regional Airport in Ouachita Parish.Monroe Regional Airport – Perimeter Road – Phase I, Estimated Cost $ 495,000.00 .

PROPOSAL GUARANTY: Five Percent (5%) of Base Bid Amount.PROJECT ENGINEER: Denmon Engineering, 114 Venable Lane, Monroe, Louisiana 71203, Telephone (318) 388-1422, Project Manager - Thomas M. Bonnette, P.E.PRE BID CONFERENCE: To be held on July 16, 2014  @ 10:00 AM  at the Monroe Regional Airport Conference Room. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.
Bids must be submitted on forms provided, must be prepared in accordance with the "Project Specifications” and must include all information required by the bid form. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in rejection of the bids. Bid forms will not be issued later than 24 hours prior to the hour and date set for opening bids.

Written requests for plans and bid forms should be sent to Denmon Engineering, P.O. Box 8460, Monroe, Louisiana 71211 to the attention of Thomas M. Bonnette, P.E.

Bidders also have the option to submit bids electronically. To submit a bid electronically, bidders must register at

Drawings, specifications and contract documents were prepared by Denmon Engineering, P.O. Box 8460, Monroe, Louisiana 71211. The bid package may be examined in the office of Denmon Engineering, 114 Venable Lane, Monroe, Louisiana 71203.

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Denmon Engineering, located at 114 Venable Lane, Monroe, Louisiana, upon receipt of a $100 deposit for each set. Bona fide prime contractors who submit a valid bid for the project will receive a full refund for their first set of Contract Documents upon returning them in good condition within ten calendar days of the bid opening. The deposit for all other plans will be non-refundable.

Each proposal shall be accompanied by Bid Bond, a Cashier’s Check for Certified Check in the amount not less than that specified above and shall be made payable to the City of Monroe, without conditions. This shall be given as a guarantee that the Bidder will execute the Contract, if it be awarded to him, in conformity with the contract documents.

The successful Bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond acceptable to the City of Monroe, in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract in conformity with the Contract Documents. The contractor for the contract shall purchase and maintain such insurance as will protect him/board from claims which may arise out of, or result from the contractor’s execution of the work, whether such execution be by himself or by any subcontractor or by anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them or by anyone from whose acts any of them may be liable.

The Bidder will be required to comply with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Federal Labor Standards Provisions 29 CFR Parts 1-5 (Davis Bacon and Related Acts), Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and local City Resolution No. 7311 for submittal of Affirmative Action Program prior to contract award.

Successful Bidders are required to submit to the City of Monroe, the following documents within 10 days of bid opening:

Document of bidders regarding Executive Order 10925
Buy American Certification
Certification of Bidder Regarding EEO
Bidders Assurance of DBE
Affidavit – Contractor
Bidder’s Cert. Nondiscrimination and Employment Opportunities
Statement of Bidder’s Qualification


a. Required Language In Published Advertisements For Bids For All AIP Contracts:
(1) Policy. It is the policy of the Department of Transportation (DOT) that disadvantaged business enterprises as defined in 49 CFR Part 26 shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with Federal funds.(2) Buy American Provision.The proposed contract is subject to the Buy American provision under Section 9129 of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990. Details of such requirement are contained in the Specifications.
b. Additional Language Required In Published Advertisement For Bids For AIP Contracts Where The Sponsor Has A DBE Program In Effect Or Is Required By 49 CFR Part 26 To Have An Approved DBE Program.
All bidders and proposers shall make good faith efforts, as defined in Appendix A of 49 CFR Part 26, Regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, to subcontract 8.9% percent of the dollar value of the prime contract to small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (DBE). In the event that the bidder for this solicitation qualifies as a DBE, the contract goal shall be deemed to have been met. Individuals who are reputably presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged include women, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans and Asian-Indian Americans. The apparent successful bidder (Proposer) will be required to submit information concerning the DBE’s that will participate in this contract. The information will include the name and address for each DBE, a description of the work to be performed by each named firm, and the dollar value of the contract (Subcontract). If the bidder fails to achieve the contract goal as stated herein, it will be required to provide documentation demonstrating that it made good faith efforts in attempting to do so. A bid that fails to meet these requirements will be considered non-responsive.
c. Required Notices For Contracts Over $10,000.
The regulations and orders of the Secretary of Labor, OFCCP and FAR 152.61 require that the sponsor or his contractor(s) include, in invitation for bids or negotiations for contracts over $10,000, the following notices:(1) The proposed contract is under and subject to Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, and to the Equal Opportunity Clause. The Bidder’s (Proposer’s) attention is called to the "Equal Opportunity Clause” and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications” set forth in the Specifications.
(2) The Bidder (Proposer) must supply all the information required by the bid or proposal form.

(3) The successful bidder will be required to submit a Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities prior to award of the contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such a Certification where the amount of the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Samples of the Certification and Notice to Subcontractors appear in the Specifications.
(4) Women will be afforded equal opportunity in all areas of employment. However, the employment of women shall not diminish the standards or requirements for the employment of minorities.
d. Contracts In Excess Of $50,000.
In the invitation for bids relating to contracts of $50,000 or more, the sponsor shall include the following notice:For contracts of $50,000 or more, a contractor having 50 or more employees, and his subcontractors have 50 or more employees and who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more, will be required to maintain an affirmative action program within 120 days of the commencement of the contract.
c. Additional Notices For $1 Million Contracts.
For each contract which may result in a bid of $1 million or more, the invitation for bids shall also include the following notices:(1) Pre-award Equal Opportunity Compliance Reviews: Where the bid of the apparent low responsible bidder is in the amount of $1 million or more, the bidder and his known all-tier subcontractors which will be awarded subcontracts of $1 million or more will be subject to full on-site, pre-award equal opportunity compliance reviews before the award of the contract for the purpose of determining whether the bidder and his subcontractors are able to comply with the provisions of the equal opportunity clause.(2) Compliance Reports: Within 30 days after award of this contract, the contractor shall file a compliance report (Standard Form 100) if:(a) The contractor has not submitted a complete compliance report within 12 months preceding the date of award; and(b) The contractor is within the definition of "employer” in Paragraphs 2e(3) of the instructions included in Standard Form 100.(3) The contractor shall require the subcontractor on all-tier subcontracts, irrespective of dollar amount, to file Standard Form 100 within 30 days after award of the subcontract if the above two conditions apply. Standard Form 100 will be furnished upon request.
Liquidated damages for delay will be in the amount of five hundred fifty dollars ($550.00) per day for delays other than those caused by adverse weather conditions, acts of God, acts of delay caused by scheduling of operation by the Engineer or the Owner adverse to the interest of the contractor.

Bidders are notified that the award of the contract shall be by the Owner and that construction administration and inspection will be performed by the Engineer and final acceptance will be made by the Owner upon recommendation of the Engineers and subject to approval by the FAA.

Bids must be submitted on the Standard Form of Proposal included herein and the successful bidder will be required to execute the Owner’s Standard Form of Contract for Construction, together with the performance bond, within ten (10) days after formal award of the contract. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the time schedule for the opening of bids.

The City reserves the right to reject bids and waive informalities.

The contractor is cautioned that the award of this contract is dependent upon the availability of Federal matching funds. Should Federal funds not become available within the time allowed for the award of the contract, the owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

The contractor shall display his Contractor’s License Number prominently on the outside of the envelope.

At the time and place stipulated, all proposals on hand will be opened and read aloud.

Any proposal received after the specified day and hour will be returned unopened.

No bids, after being submitted, may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for opening of bids.

Mr. Toney Gibson, Central Purchasing
Department of Administration
City of Monroe, Louisiana



June 26, 2014
July 03, 2014
July 10, 2014



  NOTICE is hereby given that a Regular Public Hearing will be held by the Monroe Planning Commission for the City of Monroe on Monday, July 21, 2014 in the Council Chambers, First Floor, City Hall, Monroe, Louisiana at 5:30 p.m. to consider the following cases:

1.  APPLICANT: XVIII North Monroe (Egret Landing Subd.) – Bayou Bend Estates, LLC
 This is a request for a final subdivision plat review of a 32 acre tract of land, more or less, from a tract of land into 52 residential lots.  The property is located north of Century Link Drive; west of the City Limit Line and eat of Bayou DeSiard.

2. APPLICANT:  Thomas R. Hardy – REV 102-14
 This is a request to revoke a 14’ x 302.3’ section of an unnamed alley from the east right-of-way of Walnut Street to the west right-of-way line of North 2nd Street. (100 Block of Louisville Avenue)

3.    APPLICANT:   Primary Health Services Center – REV 103-14
 This is a request to revoke a 75’ x 60’ section of Betin Avenue between N. Stanley and the previously revoked portion of Betin Avenue. (From the east property line of Lot 7, Block 6 and the east property line of Lot 8, Block 6 and the east property line of Lot 13, Block 5 of Breard Place, Unit #1) (2900 Block of Betin Avenue)

4. APPLICANT: Rishi of Monroe - ANX 101-14
This is a request to annex a 0.69 acre tract of land, more or less, tract of land.  The property is currently located in Ouachita Parish.  The property is located at 5600 DeSiard Street.

5. APPLICANT: Ali Muehem Saleh Haj – CUP 105-14
This is a request to sell alcoholic beverages with no consumption on the premises of a proposed convenience store with gasoline sales and minor auto repair at 410 South 2nd Street. The property is currently located in the B-1 (Neighborhood Mixed- Use) District.

6. APPLICANT:   J. D. Frost Trucking Company – MA 110-14
 This is a request to rezone a 5.69 acre tract of land, more or less, from the B-3 (General Business/Commercial) to the I-1 (Commercial/Industrial Business Park) District.  The property is located 371 DeSiard Plaza Drive.

7. APPLICANT:   Bennie J. Evans, Jr./Evans Oil Co. – MA 111-14
 This is a request to zone a 0.69 acre tract of land, more or less, from being located in Ouachita Parish to the B-2 (Neighborhood Business) District. The property is located at 5600 DeSiard Street.

 This is a request to rezone a 0.34 acre tract of land, more or less, from the B-1 (Neighborhood Mixed-Use) District to the B-3 (General Business/Commercial) District.  The property is located at 410 South Second Street.

  All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.  The proposed Ordinances

are on file and open to the public for inspection in the office of the Monroe
Planning Commission, City Hall Annex, 3901 Jackson Street, Monroe, Louisiana.
      Alyeasha C. Clay, Planning Secretary
       Monroe Planning Commission

Notice to be published on July 3rd, 10th & 17th, 2014.


Planning and Zoning


Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the City of Monroe Board of Adjustments on Monday, July 14, 2014, in the Council Chambers on the First Floor, City Hall, Monroe, Louisiana at 5:15 p.m. to consider the following cases:

V. 106-14:  Robert and Pauline Clark – 6317 Cypress Point Drive, Monroe, LA  71203

This is a request to reduce the required front yard setback from 25’ to 18’ in order to enlarge an accessory structure in the R-1 (Single Family Residential) District at 6317 Cypress Point Drive.

V. 108-14:  Michael Echols – 1800 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA  71201

This is a request for a height variance to construct a brick fence in the front yard from the required height of 3’ to 6’ and to construct an iron picket fence in the side corner yard from the required height of 3.5 to 6’ in an R-1 (Single Family Residential) District at 1800 Riverside Drive.

Appeal 100-14: Shawn Smith (Olive Garden) – 6001 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, IN 46628

This is a request to appeal the decision of the Planning and Zoning Office concerning the location of attached wall signs on a proposed building in order for the business to provided better visibility to motorists navigating to the site in a B-3 (General Business) District at 4781 Pecanland Mall Drive.
 Linda Powell, Secretary        TO BE PUBLISHED ON: 

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