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From page A1 | August 02, 2013 | 2 Comments

Bids to retrofit the Auburn Lake Trails Water Treatment Plant have been made public by the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District.

The low bid came in at $10.8 million and was submitted by Auburn Constructors Inc. of Sacramento. The highest bid was for $12 million and was submitted by RGW Construction.

Only four of the seven firms previously pre-qualified to bid on the project chose to submit a proposal.

Psomas, the engineering firm that designed the plant for GDPUD, had estimated its cost to be $9.3 million.

The district won’t award a contract until it receives a report from Webb Owen, an engineer the board hired last month to do an independent review of the plans for the water treatment plant. The board expects to use his report to determine if any modifications can be made to the plant that will reduce its price or whether to proceed with the plant as designed.

The district has financing to cover $8.7 million of the cost but may seek additional funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in addition to other sources. Included in the $8.7 million is a state grant of $685,550 that had stipulations attached to it including a June deadline, which has now passed.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or dhodson@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

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  • Karen Hedrick, Cool, CAAugust 02, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    So it sounds to me like Pillsbury dough boy Norm Krizl who insisted it go out to bid even though there is not enough funding should have been ignored. Not enough time to get additional funding before the bids expire vit Dawn conveniently forgot that fact. I guess the majority Directors should be saying "I told you so" and these 4 contractors probably won't waste their time bidding on another Hank White/norm Krizl memorial water treatment plant. Back to the drawing board but this time with.a competent interim GM.

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  • Dink LaneAugust 03, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    Norm Krizl said last Nov: "I don't need to see the bids. That's Hank White's business. Let him do it. As far as I'm concerned it's just opening envelops." ..... Now you see how this District got in so much trouble.... A $4 million project is now $10-12 Million..... But Norm didn't care...It was just a matter of "Opening envelops"

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