PSJ commissioners protest tipping fee increase

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

During the past year Public Works director John Grantland has hired several former employees from contractors GAC and IC Contractors and the crew performed line replacement along Marvin Avenue as a pilot project.

The results, commissioners agreed, consistently met or exceeded the performance of IC during the initial phase of line replacement and by rejecting outside bids and taking the work in-house the city will save an estimated half million dollars.

“They’ve proven it can be done,” Magidson said.

The city will go out for bid on the materials and will provide a small bump in pay for the construction crew during the work.

The work could begin in the next two months.

“This means less debt down the road,” Anderson said.

Grantland and his team will also resume uni-directional flushing of the distribution system in the next week or so.

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