Reconstruction of Blaine lift station approved

The Blaine City Council Aug. 15 unanimously approved a $303,907.49 contract to reconstruct a lift station.

The contract to reconstruct sewer lift station No. 3 at 10306 Central Ave. NE was awarded to Northdale Construction Co., Inc. of Albertville.

The project has to start by Sept. 1 and must be completed by Dec. 30, according to the city’s bid document requirements.

The council May 21 rejected the sole bid it got for this project in the amount of $369,700 from Lametti & Sons, Inc. of Hugo. The engineer’s estimate for this project was $250,000.

Back in May, Public Services Manager Robert Therres found out that more companies did not bid because many contractors already had summer work lined up and a fall construction period would work better,

Lametti & Sons was one of three companies that bid on the project this time around and it lowered its price, but not nearly enough to be the lowest bid.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]