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Council awards contract to line sewer

City welcomes Corbin Settles to police force
By Vicki Tillis, Ledger lifestyles editor | Apr 11, 2018
Melanie Carlson

The Fairfield City Council opened its meeting Monday evening with a swearing-in ceremony for a new Fairfield Police Department patrol officer.

Patrol Officer Corbin Settles was sworn in by Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy.

Settles, age 38, grew up in Keosauqua and has lived in Fairfield for 15 years. He said he had helped run the local US Cellular store, but wanted more. He has spent the last 1.5 years working toward becoming a police officer. He has been a reserve officer since June.

Fairfield Police Chief David Thomas said he has been extremely impressed by Settles’s decisions and actions as a reserve office.

“We had a lot of applicants and he outshone them all,” said Thomas. “He made our decision easy.”

In other business, the city council members awarded two contracts.

A contract for the 2018 Sanitary Sewer CIP Lining Project was awarded to SAK Construction of O’Fallon, Missouri, for $139,491.50.

Fairfield City Engineer Melanie Carlson said five contractors were asked to submit bids on the project.

Two bids were received: one from SAK, and the other for $140,129.25 from Municipal Pipe Tool Company LLC of Hudson.

Carlson said both bids were higher than the engineer’s estimate of $132,000, but a work-change order can be made later to get the project back on budget.

Sewer lining is a tool that will help reduce infiltration into the wastewater system and reduce sanitary overflows, Carlson explained.

A contract for the Burlington Avenue Water Main Replacement Project was awarded to Drish Construction of Fairfield for $136,732.75.

Carlson said nine contractors were contacted about bidding on the project. Two bids were received: one from Drish, and the other for $136,848.50 from Lawson Construction LLC of Kirksville, Missouri.

Carlson said both bids were higher than the engineer’s estimate of $134,605, but were still lower than what was budgeted for the project.

The project includes water main replacement on Burlington Avenue from B to D streets and south on C.

 

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