Grundy County Commission awards bids

The Grundy County Commission this morning, March 14, awarded bids for mowing this year as well as for the purchase of concrete and cart rock.

The commission accepted the low bid of Danny Brewer and Kevin Ireland for moving at various locations. Four other bids were received. The winning bid from Brewer and Ireland is 50 dollars for mowing the courthouse lawn; 20 dollars at the courthouse annex which is now the prosecutors’ office; and 30 dollars at the law enforcement center. Other winning bids were 90 dollars to mow Bethel Cemetery;35 dollars for Sires cemetery; and 30 dollars for Wynne Cemetery all rural Grundy county.

The county commission accepted a bid from Wahoo Concrete of Trenton to supply approximately 100 cubic yards of concrete, delivered to various bridge construction sites.

One other bid was received. The winning bids from Wahoo were 114 dollars 50 cents for the eight bag mix and 97 dollars 50 cents for the five bag mix. The company will offer a seven dollar per yard discount is the county pays its invoice by the tenth of the month. The bid from Wahoo also includes a 30 dollar short load charge if less than five cubic yards is requested. It also charges three dollars 25 cents a mile for delivery beyond 20 miles.

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The commission accepted the only bid received on cart rock for use by the road and bridge department and the townships. The bid was by Norris Quarries with a home office in Columbia.

It was noted the rock may be obtained from quarries at Trenton or Princeton. The bid included various amounts ranging from 10 dollars 80 cents per ton for rip rap up to 14 dollars and five cents per ton for the largest rock. Other bids were based on road rock ranging in size from three quarter inch up to three inches.