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Oakley firm will open next landfill phase
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An Oakley construction firm has the contract to create the next phase of the Barton County Landfill.
Sporer Land Development will take on construction of Phase III construction, the Barton County Commission decided this week.
Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt noted the engineer’s estimate for this project was over $944,000.
The county received five bids for the project.
Sporer had the low bid at $798,516.74.
Witt noted the work will be funded through the Solid Waste Fund, which has $850,000 in it, from tipping fees charged at the landfill. The project will not be funded by property taxes.
This is a major construction effort, Witt told the commissioners. “It’s not just a dirt-work project.”
For safety reasons, he explained, there are very stringent standards that must be met and health and environment regulations that have to be adhered to.
This isn’t the first time the Oakley firm has worked here, Witt added, noting it opened the Phase II project, also. “They worked well with Barton County.”
Earlier, the commission approved a proposal from Aquaterra Environmental Solutions, Inc. to help with the bidding process for the construction of Phase III, according to Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt. Witt noted that Aquaterra will provide bidding assistance and construction quality assurance services in the proposal at an estimated cost of $120,700.