The $6 million reconstruction of Danville's Veterans Memorial Building has taken another step forward.
The Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to put out a call for bids on the capital improvement project.
The new 13,000-square-foot facility will replace the existing 6,300-square-foot structure. The two-story portion of the building facing Hartz Avenue will be renovated. It will be used for veterans services. The one-story auditorium will be demolished and replaced by a center that includes a community hall, a classroom, a meeting room and office space for the city's senior citizen programs.
Bids will be accepted over the next several months. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer with the new building completed by the end of 2011.
The Veterans Building Steering Committee has worked with the project architect to come up with a conceptual design. That plan has been approved by the Design Review Board, the Planning Commission and the Heritage Resource Commission.
In other action, the council also approved a $214,000 contract with Valley Slurry Seal of West Sacramento to fixroads throughout town. The work will include pavement crack sealing followed by slurry seal application and traffic striping. The repairs will begin this spring and be completed during the summer.
The council also approved a $163,000 contract with Cleary Bros. Inc. of Danville for construction of a small plaza at the southeast corner of Railroad Avenue and Linda Mesa Avenue. The plaza will include outdoor seating, a "water feature" and landscaping improvements.