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Sups approve bid for county office project

December 19, 2012
By EMILIE NELSON-JENSON ( , Messenger News

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved bids for a remodeling project at the Webster County attorney's office Tuesday.

The board received two bids for the project, which will include adding a conference room and the removal of a wall and cabinets in the reception area. Kastendieck Construction submitted a bid for $32,328 and Russ' Construction submitted a bid for $24,550.

Both bidders were given the opportunity to meet with board members and see plans of the project drawn up by each contractor.

"As a way to find equality between the contractors was that we invited both of them in to give us the scope of their work and to see what others had drawn so they knew they were bidding on the same thing," said Supervisor Clark Fletcher.

The board accepted the low bid from Russ' Construction. The project will begin after the new year and will be primarily funded by the County Attorney's collections fund.

A resolution establishing weight limit embargoes on bridges was also passed.

Webster County Engineer Randy Will said there are 207 structures in Webster County, and any over 20 ft. long are required to be inspected every 24 months. Of 60 bridges with weight limits, 18 of them have weight restrictions of under 10 tons.

"We hope to address those in the next 24 months," said Will. "A bridge should last 50 years and when you have 200, you would have to do a minimum of four bridges a year.

In other business, the board heard proposals for fiscal year 2014 funding from the Webster County Library Association and Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.



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