DAKOTA CITY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a contract for dust control Monday.
Accepting bids for dust control has helped keep costs for the service down, said Engineer Paul Jacobson.
"It shows what competition does for us over the years," he said.
The county received three proposals for the service. Edwards Contracting of Hampton has done the majority of the dust control over the years. However, in 2010, Deano's Road Dust Control of Mason City did the work and last year Edwards got it back. This year Deano's quote of 78 cents per foot is half a cent lower than Edwards quote. Monday the board chose Deano's.
"That's good competition back and forth," said board Chairman Jerry Haverly.
People pay for their own dust control and they may hire someone else to do it but it is better to have one contractor do it at the same time, Jacobson said. There are about 100 sites in the county that receive dust control.
In other business, the board approved an advertisement for the sale of secondary road pipe. The department has three 6-foot-diameter concrete pipes at the Livermore facility left over from a project years ago.
"We have had local interest in it. That's why we decided to advertise," said Jacobson. "If nobody is interested we will bust them and get rid of it."
The county will accept sealed bids until April 11.
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