The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners conducted a bid letting for three 2018 Road and Bridge construction projects.

The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners conducted a bid letting for three 2018 Road and Bridge construction projects. The county engineer’s estimate of the total cost of all three projects was $2,530,763.20.

Bids were received from four companies. Central Specialties of Alexandria placed a bid of $2,530,736.20. Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg placed a bid of $2,406,879.44. Knife River Corporation of Sauk Rapids placed a bid of $2,842,941.63. Mark Sand & Gravel Co. of Fergus Falls placed a bid of $2,723,165.80.

County Engineer Steve Kubista reviewed the bids for accuracy and recommended that Duininck, Inc., be awarded the contracts for all three projects. After discussing the matter, the board agreed and awarded the contracts to Duininck, Inc.

Kubista also spoke to the board about the purchase of new components for the recently purchased plow truck. The total cost of the components for the new truck is $103,592. The board approved the purchase of the new components.

Sandra Hodge, Director of the Chippewa County License Bureau, met with the board to discuss the ongoing activities of the License Bureau.

Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Joyce met with the board to present a State of Minnesota Boat and Water Grant Agreement in the amount of $615. The board approved the Grant Agreement and also authorized the Chairman and Auditor/Treasurer to execute the agreement.

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