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Sioux City council discusses wastewater treatment, LAMB Theatre

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Following the lead of a public advisory committee, Sioux City council members have agreed to use a relatively new construction process for phase one work at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

On a unanimous vote, council members selected the construction manager at risk (CMAR) delivery method over the more traditional design-bid-build process. CMAR provides for the project to be bid as a whole rather than in individual segments of work. Consultants say a larger project will draw more national bids and allow for cost savings.

First phase work on the more than $400 million project will address safety and reliability issues, along with odor control, at three lift stations.

“It’s the rebuilding of an existing facility, and that adds on a layer of more difficulty, more complexity,” Sioux City Mayor Pro Tem Dan Moore said. “We think this method brought up by the advisory committee is actually the way to go.”

Although in use around the country for years, Iowa has allowed CMAR for less than two years.

Less than a month after a local, regional theatre company announced plans to move its education offerings and productions to Morningside University, council members have terminated a lease agreement between LAMB Theatre and the city for the property at 417 Market Street, home of the theatre company.

The lease dates back to 2015. The theatre is being given 90 days to clear out the building.

“We just need the time, physically need the time to secure the storage place and then to physically move it,” LAMB Theatre Artistic Director Russell Wooley said.

Monday’s council actions follow multiple inspections where life safety concerns were found in the building. LAMB Theatre has occupied the Market Street location for 38 years.

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