Public Works Discusses Menards/JRMC Road Bids; New Garbage Bins


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N.D. ( – Jamestown Public Works had a full agenda for their regular meeting Thursday evening.

First on the agenda was a request from Ascendum Machinery to withdraw their bid on the new loader, which was awarded to them by the City Council. Committee chairperson Steve Brubakken gave his opinion on the situation.

Brubakken made the suggestion that the contract be awarded to the next bidder, which would be RDO Equipment. Randy Hoovestol with RDO approached the board and said they would honor their bid for the new loader.

The bid was approved to RDO Equipment.

Later, discussion of the bids received for the Menards to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center road project was held. Travis Dillman with Interstate Engineering reported that they had received 10 bids for the estimated $3 million project.

Information during the meeting was preliminary as the bids did not include electrical installation, which was bid separately. Interstate Engineering would review all of the bids and then award the contract officially during the May 1st City Council meeting.

Also considered were bids for the 5th Street paving project past the new Two Rivers Activity Center. Dillman reported that less bids were received for the $2.4 million project due to it just being a paving project.

Pay-as-you-throw garbage bins were the final item of discussion Thursday evening. City Administrator Jeff Fuchs reported that he had been reviewing two potential companies to provide new garbage carts, equipment and services.

Administrator Fuchs made the recommendation to accept the Rehreg Pacific quote as it was roughly $10,000 less than the second quote received. The committee approved. This led to discussion of the city and handling the yard debris as a result of switching to Pay-As-You-Throw. Councilman Dan Buchanan didn’t think the city should deal with picking up yard waste.

Mayor Katie Andersen said she didn’t want to see the city prohibit picking up yard waste, but rather limit it to what could fit inside their garbage container.

The council reported that citizens would either need to dispose of the yard waste themselves or wait until pickup the following week. The motion to allow yard waste inside the garbage carts was approved with Councilman Buchanan voting in opposition.

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