The Philomath City Council plans to convene for a second time this month with a meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 28. The council’s business for the evening all relate to improvement projects on the horizon.

Councilors will discuss and potentially choose contractors to complete projects on Landmark Drive and Mount Union Avenue. In addition, council members will take a look at language for easements granted to the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the Philomath Downtown Safety and Streetscapes Project.

The regular meeting is scheduled to occur through Zoom and the public can watch a live-stream on the city’s Facebook page. A return to in-person meetings at City Hall begins April 1.

The Landmark Drive project, which took on life with the establishment of a local improvement district, includes a recommendation for the approval of a $767,098 bid — lowest among four companies that submitted applications. A contingency in the amount of $115,000 is also recommended. Councilors will also need to determine how to handle an assessment ordinance.

The Mount Union Avenue work involves a chip seal project with the low bid coming in at $218,286 along with $30,000 in contingency funds.

The ODOT issue involves temporary easements at 14th and Main (along Main Street frontage) and South Ninth along the eastern boundary (bioswale area) and a permanent easement on Applegate Street in a stretch from City Hall to the library.

See the agenda for more details on the meeting along with packet materials.