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Boyceville accepts bids for Granbakken and Tiffany projects of $136,000

By LeAnn R. Ralph

BOYCEVILLE  —  All together, the Granbakken Way street project and the Tiffany Street sewer pipe lining project will cost $136,000.

The Boyceville Village Board accepted low bids of $104,510 from Monarch Paving for the Granbakken Way project and $31,800 from Visu-Sewer, Inc. at Monday night’s meeting.

Three bids were received for Granbakken Way, said Jeff Nussbaum of Cedar Corporation.

The Granbakken Way project will involve 2,300 feet of pavement with curb on one side and a gravel shoulder on the other side, he said.

Don Rose, director of public works, submitted the project for Local Road Improvement Program grant money.

The estimate for Granbakken Way was $138,000, so the actual bids came in lower than the estimates, Rose said.

The base bid for Granbakken involves completing the work by October 15. Alternate I for the project would set the completion date by June 30, 2016, Nussbaum said.

Monarch can start the project in the next couple of weeks. If the weather turns cold, then the project can wait until next spring, he said.

The price is the same whether the project is done now or next spring, Rose said.

Oium Asphalt Paving submitted a bid of $116,050, and Senn Blacktop submitted a bid of $125,437.

The Boyceville Village Board unanimously approved the base bid for Granbakken Way from Monarch with the work to be completed this fall.

The Tiffany Street sewer pipe lining project involves 1,300 feet of ten-inch sewer main, Rose said.

The project will include inserting a liner in the sewer pipe, expanding it and curing it, he said.

The sewer main on Tiffany Street was installed in 1957, Rose said.

In addition to the bid of $31,800 from Visu-Sewer, McCanns Underground submitted a bid of $39,229; Terra Engineering submitted a bid of $42,000; Hydro-Kleen submitted a bid of $42,390; Lametti and Sons submitted a bid of $42,600; and Michels Pipe Service submitted a bid of $43,997.

The Boyceville Village Board unanimously accepted the low bid of $31,800 from Visu-Sewer.

The sewer pipe lining project will take no more than 15 days to complete, Rose said.

Other business 

In other business, the Boyceville Village Board:

• Approved a bartender operator’s license for Brittany Regner for the period ending June 30, 2016.

• Approved a temporary “Class B” permit for the Boyceville Fire Department on October 3 for the Boyceville Lions Club sportsmen’s banquet at the firehall.

• Approved Limited Temporary Employment (LTE) police officer patrol positions. Earlier in the meeting, the village board learned from Boyceville Police Chief Greg Lamkin that he had received 19 applications for the LTE positions and that nine of them had been confirmed for taking written tests in October.

• Approved allowing village trustees to attend committee meetings by telephone at the discretion of the committee chairperson.

• Approved sending another certified letter to well owners for an abandonment permit. The village has a list of 13 wells, and the first letter received a good response. After the second letter was sent, there are still three property owners and four properties for which there was no response, Rose said. The wells will be noncompliant by January 1, he said. The fine for noncompliance is $157 per day, Rose said.

• Approved sending out letters informing village property owners that their water service would be disconnected for noncompliance on cross-connection surveys. Before the letters are sent out, the village clerk’s office will check with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to find out if the policy meets PSC requirements.

• Approved allowing the Food Harvest Ministry to install a freezer and refrigerator at the Boyceville Community Center.

• Authorized Rose to move forward with outside building maintenance at the community center.

• Approved a motion to remove the pine trees along the south side of Charlotte Street to make snow removal easier.

• Authorized Rose to replace the roof on the shelter at Freedom Park and to use his discretion for asphalt shingles or tin. The cost for asphalt shingles would be less than $3,000, Rose said.