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City Water Sewer Committee Grants Cleaning Bid To KLM
Issue Date: April 3, 2022
The only item on the City of Peshtigo Sewer and Water Committee agenda of Tuesday, March 29 was to discuss or consider the water tower inspection bids.
Water and Sewer Committee member Dan Seymour said, "We received five bids ranging from $3,500 to $9,800. The lowest bid did not have any cleaning of the tanks so they were asked to revise the bid, After adding the cleaning to the revision the bid came back at $11,900".
The other bids included McGuire Iron at $4,500, KLM at $5,600, Dixon at $7,200 and Nelson Tank at $9,800.
Seymour advised, "The concern I have with McGuire is that it is $4,500 with crew on site for a half day and it is $575 per hour. If an additional day is needed, it would be $2,500 per day after that. This could open ourselves up to a lot of additional cost. Dixon's proposal estimated cleaning at three hours and then do inspection. After that it is $300 per hour. Nelson Tank was the highest at $9,800 plus possible added costs. KLM also has a caveat in their proposal that more than two hours cleaning time may result in an extra charge for more cleaning time, but includes a full day on site".
Committee Member Fred Meintz stated, "We are at the mercy of what it is going to take to do the job". Seymour added, "Taryn Nall, Project Manger from Ruekert Mielke has worked with KLM and has had good experiences with them".
Meinz added, "The key is what KLM's hourly rate is for additional time if needed". He then made a motion to go with KLM if hourly rate is $575 or less and recommend to Council to accept KLMs proposal, subject to finding out what the extra cost per hour rate is if it would take more than the suggested three hours to clean them and if it is $575 or less per hour, I then suggest we move forward with sending to Council the recommendation of KLM to do the cleaning.
The Committee then moved the meeting to the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) located on Harbor Road to review the operations of the plant and any issues that may be occurring. After the visit to the plant Committee Chairperson Tom Gryzwa advised Mayor Malke that he is very impressed with the job that Richie Sparks, Head Operator of the WWTP is doing. Things are running very smoothly at the plant.