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Baxter Avenue bids under engineer’s estimate

The bids for the city of Glencoe’s Baxter Avenue street and utility reconstruction project came in nearly $600,000 lower than expected, the City Council learned at its Monday meeting.
The nine sealed bids were opened March 9. Bids  ranged from $3.9 million to $4.775 million for the total proposed project. The city has asked for bids for the base project and an alternate plan that would include a portion of Elliot Avenue.
The orignal construction costs were estimated at $4.5 million with a total cost of nearly $5.5 million.
The lowest bid was from OMG Midwest, Inc., (doing business as Chard Tiling and Excavating, Inc.) of Belle Plaine at $3.68 million for the base project and $226,671.40 for a total bid of $3.9 million.
The council passed a resolution on a 3-1 vote to award the base bid  to OMG Midwest, Inc. Council Member Allen Robeck voted against the resolution and Council Member John Schrupp was not present.

Read the full story in the March 22 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.