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Construction Contract Awarded By Supervisors

By Staff | Apr 5, 2018

RECOGNITION?FOR?SERVICE - Palo Alto County Assessor Lois Naig, left, and Palo Alto County Treasurer Robin Jamison, right, were honored Tuesday by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors for their years of service to the citizens of Palo Alto County. Naig was honored for 30 years of service in the Assessor’s Office, while Jamison was honored for 15 years of service in the Auditor and Treasurer’s Offices. -- Anesa McGregor photo

Several constructioni projects for the Palo Alto County Secondary Road Department were topics of discussion during the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 3.

Palo Alto County Engineer Walter Davis-Oeth presented the Supervisors with an update on the bids that had been received during last weeks meeting on the B25/N26 road reconstruction project northeast of Ruthven.

A bid received form Croell, Inc. of New Hampton, was verified, along with the other bids received and was determined to be the lowest bid, coming in at $5,996,967.87. The bid is approximately $56,000 lower than the estimated project cost of $6,552,107. The Supervisors were unanimous in their decision to award Croell, Inc. the contract.

Davis-Oeth the opened bids for a bridge deck overlay on a bridge located just east of Ayrshire on county road B53. Bids for the overlay project were received from Cramer & Associates of Grimes at $78,794; Christensen Bros., Inc of Cherokee at $119,342.50 and Pci Roads of St. Michael, MN at $91,406.61. All three bids will be reviewed for accuracy and the contract is anticipated to be awarded at the next board meeting, onTuesday, April 10.

The Engineer then opened bids for the resurfacing of Old Hwy 18 in Ruthven. Contractors submitting bids on the project included Oldcastle Midwest Co. , doing business as OMNI Engineering of Omaha, NE at $275,042.65 and Blacktop Service Co. of Humboldt at $228,272.39. Both bids will be reviewed for accuracy and the contract is anticipated to be awarded at the next Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Tuesday, April 10.

The Supervisors also voted on the Fiscal Year 2019 Five-Year Construction Program, with Supervisor Chairman Ron Graettinger and Supervisors Craig Merrill, Roger Faulstick and Keith Wirtz all voting aye and Supervisor Linus Solberg casting a nay vote.

Tje Supervisors also game unanimous approval to the Iowa Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2019 Construction Budget.

IN other business, board members gave unanimous approval to a Septic Grant of $5,000 to Jim and Linda Sampson, who reside in the Lost Island Lake Watershed.

In final business, the reappointment of Bill Bormann to the Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustment was tabled for a short time.