As has been previously reported, the sewer contract low bid in January was $18,629,509.00. This was well above the previously approved funding. Based on discussions with both bidders and non-bidders the project was rebid as several smaller projects with some modifications to requirements that were designed to make the project more attractive to contractors and less costly. The rebidding process has now been completed with a series of projects totaling $14,213,806.15. This is a significant improvement but still above the currently available funding.
Additional grant funding has been applied for. We hope to receive approval for additional funds in December which would allow contracts to be finalized with work to begin in the spring.