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Township awards contract for water booster station

February 4, 2013
Emily Siegmon - News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ALPENA - The Alpena Township Board of Trustees authorized Supervisor Marie Twite to sign an award contract for M-32 water booster station improvements during its Monday meeting.

"This is an agreement with the (Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center). The township delivers the water, but they wanted to do improvements to make sure there was enough water flow," Twite said. "The upgrade was a joint effort. It worked for them, it worked for us."

Two bids were submitted for consideration for the M-32 water booster station project, which were opened in December. The low bid, submitted by Werth Electric of Alpena costs $28,105 and the second bid of $40,063 was submitted by Meridian Contracting of Alpena. The contract was awarded to Werth Electric at a total cost of $34,855, which includes the original base bid of $28,105 and the additive alternate of $6,750.

"The project was originally approved by the board during the last budget session," Twite said. "Other bids came in, but this was the low, good bid that will take care of all base requirements."

The contract will be awarded to Werth Electric after funds have been transferred from the Michigan Air National Guard to Alpena Township. The improvements to the M-32 water booster station is expected to be completed by March 8.

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