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Wastewater project bids higher than anticipated

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Greg Kimman of the engineering firm Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) told the Backus City Council at the June 3 regular meeting that bids for drilling for the wastewater project came in above the cost estimate.

Bids for the project were opened Thursday, May 30. Kimman said there were four bids ranging from $2.5 million to $4 million. This was beyond the $1,926,000 engineer’s estimate. The apparent low bidder at this time is RJS Construction of Superior, Wis.

 

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