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Transfer station work will go out to bid


The Regional Board of Mayors has asked that needed repairs at the Delano Transfer Station go out for regular bid.

The group’s insurance firm, Clear Risk Solutions, had inspected the transfer station earlier this year and came up with an estimated $20,000 to $25,000 of needed repairs.

Electric City, which manages the transfer station, had asked for bids from its small works roster since repairs were estimated to be under $35,000, not meeting the threshold for having to advertise and go out for the full bidding process.

One bid was received from the city’s small works roster, and came in at just over $49,000.

The three mayors present and Coulee Dam Councilmember David Schmidt, who was sitting in for Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder, asked Electric City Clerk Russell Powers to start the advertising process for the full bidding process so they could get the work done before winter.

Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend wasn’t surprised by the high bid. “Contractors are real busy this time of year, and they bid high,” Townsend stated.

The bidding process could be concluded in time for the mayors’ next meeting.

The repairs included an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 for plumbing and drainage problems, electrical work estimated at $7,500, and miscellaneous repairs of $5,000 to $10,000.

Some $5,000 of small repairs were going to be handled internally. All were cost estimates.

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