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Process holds up "emergency" repairs


The Regional Board of Mayors is finding out that its operating agreement is a poor way to run a railroad.

Facing emergency repairs at the Delano Transfer site a month ago, the mayors put a hold on the single bid they received to do the work, hoping to get more bids this time around.

At Monday’s meeting the mayors still had only a single bid. Now the matter has to go before the four town councils for approval, which will delay the emergency work further.

That will take about a month to make the circuit, and then the mayors face making a budget amendment since only $15,000 remains in the budget for emergency repairs.

The single bid of $18,109.97, was made by Young’s Welding of Electric City.

The bid is to repair a curbing that vehicles back up to while dumping their loads into the bin below.

The mayors’ working agreement requires that most decisions they make be approved by the four councils.

Also going out for the approval of the various councils is a contract with URS, an engineering firm, to continue to make quarterly and annual groundwater monitoring reports to the Department of Ecology and Grant County Health on the landfill site for three quarters of 2013, and all of 2014, for $33,846. URS has been working with the RBOM group in closing and monitoring the 35-acre landfill.

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