The Orchard City Town Board awarded Volgamore Construction the low bid contract to build a 50-foot by 80-foot unheated storage building on the town hall grounds. The action came during the trustees' March 13 regular meeting.
The building will replace the town's Eckert storage building and is intended for keeping water line and other supplies for the water utility. The cost of the building is being covered by $80,000 proceeds from the sale of the Eckert building.
The Volgamore bid was just over $68,000, leaving additional funds available for additions to the new structure. Trustees have discussed adding electric service to the project.
In other business during its March 13 regular meeting, the Orchard City Town Board dealt with the following matters:
• The Trustee Roads Committee will be looking at uncontrolled intersections in the town. Interest in the topic follows a traffic mishap at the uncontrolled intersection at Iris Road and Marshall's Road. A stop sign has been installed at the location for Marshall's Road traffic northbound.
• The Trustee Parks Committee reported that some details still needed to be worked out with the Field of Dreams organization on the contract for use of Town Park facilities.
• It was reported that the hydropower project at the water treatment plant is "on hold."
• Engineers are gathering data for creating a computerized model of the town's sprawling water utility. It is hoped the model with help locate leaks.
• Trustee Gale Doudy recommended that DMEA be contacted for a quote on bringing electric service to the new storage building.blog comments powered by Disqus