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Bids awarded for town hall renovation; work underway

Stephanie Ukkola
Posted 5/29/19

BREITUNG- The Breitung Town Board awarded the bid for the town hall renovation project to Lenci Enterprises. Lenci Enterprises was the only contractor to bid for the project at a price of $928,000, …

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Bids awarded for town hall renovation; work underway

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BREITUNG- The Breitung Town Board awarded the bid for the town hall renovation project to Lenci Enterprises. Lenci Enterprises was the only contractor to bid for the project at a price of $928,000, with an additional $6,500 for an overhead door for the police department parking garage. The project will be completed within 180 days and will also include work with JK Mechanical and Hunt Electric.

The pavement project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Mesabi Bituminous, at $168,486 with a $9,168 alternate for the adjacent Vermilion Housing parking lot. Weekly progress meetings will begin Thursday, June 6 at 8 a.m. Work on the project is currently underway.

The board acknowledged Officer Jason Sanderson’s one-year anniversary as a Breitung Police Department Officer and agreed to offer him a promotion to lieutenant. Chairman Tim Tomsich said, “He’s been doing a great job for us.”

Other business

In other business the board:

 Reiterated that they have not signed any agreements with the city of Tower to contribute to their ambulance subsidy fund. The board directed clerk Polly McDonald to send a letter of clarification to the city.

Gave Supervisor Greg Dostert permission to begin searching for grants to fund a proposed gazebo at the Breitung Rec Area and work with ARI on the project.

Heard an update from Supervisor Chuck Tekautz that the Board of Health will require additional testing on the public water supply. SEH will do preliminary water testing at the water plant. The wastewater board estimates they will spend between $4 and $4.5 million for water quality improvements, beginning with $30,000 for SEH’s preliminary tests.

Heard from Maintenance director Dale Swanson, who said that there was a lot of groundwater infiltration in the sewer. The plant sent out 1.8 million gallons of water and 5.1 million came back to the ponds. Swanson has been checking in manholes for leaks.

Heard that there will be no VFW baseball team this year.

Heard that some township gravel roads will be sprayed with a dust suppressant in June.

Heard that A1 Services has a claim into their insurance for the township’s sidewalk damage, though A1 still claims they are not at fault.

 Will hold their next meeting on Thursday, June 13 at noon. The regular monthly meeting will be Wednesday, June 26 at noon.

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