The Ashland City Council will consider Tuesday whether to approve a $344,164 contract with Central Point-based Pilot Rock Excavation Inc. for street, sidewalk and storm drain work in the Schofield and Monte Vista streets neighborhood.

The Ashland City Council will consider Tuesday whether to approve a $344,164 contract with Central Point-based Pilot Rock Excavation Inc. for street, sidewalk and storm drain work in the Schofield and Monte Vista streets neighborhood.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Ashland Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St.

Neighbors who own 19 different lots in the neighborhood would pay up to $5,138 each to help pay for the improvements. Their total contribution could be $97,622, with the city government paying the rest.

After getting a petition seeking improvements in the neighborhood, council voted to form the Schofield and Monte Vista Local Improvement District in 2007.

The city and residents share costs for LIDs, with the city usually bearing the brunt of costs. A 2009 resolution sets maximum caps on costs to be borne by neighbors. Without the cap, Schofield and Monte Vista LID neighbors would pay $12,611 per lot.

The city first sought bids on the project in August 2011 but received only one bid, which was $111,000 over the estimated construction cost of $309,875.

The city re-bid the project this spring and got two bids, with Pilot Rock Excavation's bid of $344,164 being the lowest bid.

For a complete list of agenda items for Tuesday's City Council meeting, and for details on each item, see www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=14661.

Staff reporter Vickie Aldous can be reached at 541-479-8199 or vlaldous@yahoo.com.