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Fairfield council awards sewer project contracts

By Nicole Major, Ledger staff writer | Jul 12, 2017

The Fairfield City Council awarded two sewer construction contracts Monday during a meeting at city hall.

After bids from two local firms for the Lincoln Avenue Sanitary Sewer Project to construct a manhole over the top of an existing sanitary sewer, the council awarded the project to Drish Construction.

City engineer Melanie Carlson told the board that the engineer’s estimate for the project was $15,000. Drish Construction came in at $14,430, while a bid of $14,600 came from Bob Brown Excavating.

“We thank Bob Brown for participating in the bidding process,” said Mayor Ed Malloy, before the council approved the lower bid.

Carlson said if the project were approved by the board, the manhole would be installed over a 15-foot deep system, which is beyond the capability of the city crews.

However, city crews would work on the rest of the sewer project, which is around 8-feet deep.

Council members awarded the Adams Avenue Sanitary Sewer project to Bob Brown Excavating. The project would cover the replacement of around 90-feet in the 600-700 block of East Adams Avenue near South Maple Street.

Carlson said three quotes came in, with Bob Brown’s being the lowest at $53,322.

Carlson recommended Brown’s quote.

“If awarded, he said he could start Thursday, with a pre-construction meeting being held [today],” Carlson said.

Council members agreed and approved the award for Bob Brown Excavating to complete the project.

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