Perrysburg approves water treatment plant bids

PERRYSBURG – Things in Perrysburg are moving forward for the water treatment plant. The announcement came from Alianello Engineering at the monthly town board meeting.

The town received general contractor and electrical bid packages for the project. The low bid for the electrical was $37,450 for Gerwitz and McNeil Electric Inc. and STC Construction for the general construction bid at $846,362.

Jake Alianello of Alianello Engineering said the bids came in lower than anticipated and were very similar. The estimated cost of the project was projected at $1.2 million and these two bids were under $900,000.

“These bids are relatively comparable. They came in lower than we thought. The project appears to be in budget,” he said.

Alianello said that he has worked with both companies before and could not see a reason to prevent the town from entering into contract with these companies. The town board approved the low bids. Alianello Engineering will send out the notice award of bid and send out contracts to the funding agencies. They will be back to the town board at a later meeting for the signing of the contracts. Once contracts are signed and a notice to proceed is awarded, the companies will have 180 days to complete.

A problem the town might run into is material acquisition may take between six to 20 weeks, according to Alianello. The town may issue a change order if necessary to extend the project.

Water Superintendent Robin Clark also had more water news. He announced there is a leak somewhere in the system producing a loss of 15,000 gallons per day. He and the department are working on locating the source.

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