The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

'Smokin' hot bids'

Hartley lift station bids comes in low

 

November 11, 2021

SENTINEL-NEWS FILE PHOTO

Hartley's lift station on the east side of town was built in 1967 and is outdated and undersized.

The winning bid for Hartley's new lift station came as a pleasant surprise to council members on Monday night.

GM Contracting, Inc., of Lake Crystal, Minn., submitted a bid of $502,006.46 for replacement and construction of the lift station. The project was originally estimated at $908,570 without engineering, administrative and legal fees.

Other bids received were from Vander Pol Excavating at $739,308 and Hulstein Excavating at $773,983.

"We had some smokin' hot bids," said engineer Josh Pope, of Bolton & Menk. "[GM Contracting] is a very reputable contractor and is very capable of pe...



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