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October 15, 2013

Yard waste site work back before council

DANVILLE — Last month, city council members rejected a bid for work at the city’s new landscape waste recycling facility on the east end of Liberty Lane.

Now city officials are back tonight with another resolution to lease equipment and operations for the site work at a lower cost.

Doug Ahrens, public works director, said city officials opened bids last week for redefined work at an hourly rate for leasing certain pieces of equipment, including operators, for a portion of the work necessary to construct the new site.

The city will serve as the general contractor for certain site improvements, including excavating, grading and movement of earth and mulch materials.

The sole bid the city received again was from Midwest Asphalt Co. with unit and lump sum prices.

Aldermen will consider approving hourly prices of: $170 an hour for a scraper/$195 an hour for overtime; $200 an hour for a dozer with GPS controls/$225 an hour for overtime; $5,000 for GPS lump sum setup; $135 an hour for Sheeps foot roller/$165 an hour for overtime; $135 an hour for smooth drum roller/$165 an hour for overtime; and $340 per trip lump sum for mobilization/demobilization.

The total cost of all leased equipment and lump sum fees are not to exceed $150,000.

Funding is coming from the solid waste fund reserve.

Aldermen last month rejected a bid of $249,800 from Midwest Asphalt Co. of Tilton for specified site work.

City council members also previously authorized a budget amendment and approving a $26,930 contract with R&R Services of Illinois Inc. for bulk material grinding services at the city’s current landscape waste recycling facility at the Brickyard Landfill.

The contract with R&R Services is for mulch, brush and tree materials because the city’s tub grinder is too old and can’t grind and process all the bulk material.

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