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County supervisors award bid for Burr Oak Sewer Project

Posted: Mon, Jul 9, 2018 1:20 PM

The Winneshiek County Board has awarded a contract to Skyline Construction of Decorah to build the Burr Oak sewer treatment facility for $343,991.95.  The engineer's cost estimate for the project was $355,000.  The project will be done this summer.

The Burr Oak project is being paid through USDA Rural Development funds, with a split between a grant and a loan.  That has created the only question for the project, since the original estimate in 2016 of the project's cost was $311,000.  Burr Oak may have to borrow more USDA loan funds; the contingency fund created for the project might be used; or Winneshiek County could forgo asking for payment of some of the costs the county has already paid.