At its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Montevideo City Council considered bids for the replacement of the aging airport fuel system.

At its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Montevideo City Council considered bids for the replacement of the aging airport fuel system. The system has been in need of replacement for a number of years, but funding from the state was only approved this year.

The original estimated cost of the project by city staff and engineer was $170,000. This estimate was from a number of years ago, but did not include engineering costs at the time.

Low bid for the project was provided by Swenson and Sons Construction at $239,970. The total estimated cost of the project, pending state approval, is $284,970. the total includes $15,000 for design and $30,000 for construction management and testing.

Offsetting the total cost is $199,479 from the State of Minnesota and a newly received $10,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Health. The total cost to the city and county is estimated to  be $37,745.50 each.

The project entails the removal of an underground fuel storage tank and replacing it with a 6,000 gal. above ground storage tank, along with miscellaneous site im­prove­ments.

Other bidders on the project were Zahl Petroleum, Eagle Construction Co., and Duininck, Inc.

Three items were up for consideration on the consent agenda.

The council considered the approval of the following: verified claims for the period ending March 16, 2018 in the amount of $211,660.83;  an application from the West USBC

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