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Public Works committee approves bid

November 1, 2019
Sue Sitter - Tribune Reporter , Pierce County Tribune

In a special meeting last Thursday, the City of Rugby Public Works Committee approved a bid for sewer line work on 4th Street near Calvary Evangelical Free Church.

Committee members Dave Bednarz, Cody Melgaard and Greg Boucher reviewed two bids for work submitted by Steve Jacobson of B&J Excavating, of Rugby. One quote described work that could be done for a cost of $20,000. The work included a concrete lift station with two pumps and controls in an alleyway with a clean out system on its west end and a force line injected by 4th Street.

The second bid placed a price tag of $8,675 for individual grinder lift stations on two properties on 4th Street and boring two separate force lines from the individual lift stations to the side walk, a main near 4th Street and a clean out line at the entrance.

"The biggest thing would be easements, private lines and if the city wants to be involved, where do you break (the project) to the property owner," Jacobson said of the second bid.

Bednarz and Boucher asked Jacobson questions pertaining to easements and how individual property owners affected and the City of Rugby would split costs. More discussions detailed parts of the project, which included pump capacities, insulation and electricity costs.

Boucher discussed conditions of sewer lines, eliminating sidewalks and maintenance on the lines.

After reviewing both options, Bednarz asked Jacobson, "The ($8675.00 bid) does not include the lift stations?"

"It does not include their cost. That's the property owners' cost," Bednarz answered.

Melgaard made a motion to approve the lower cost bid, and the committee members voted unanimously in favor of the motion.

Work began on the project last week.



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