Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, April 13, 1998

Winsted rejects all bids for new fire hall

By MAGGIE SCHUETTE-VOSS

The bids for Winsted's new fire hall have been opened and all were rejected by the city council Tuesday.

Larry Biske and Darrill Telecky of the fire hall committee recommended rejection of the bids.

Biske told the council the department thought the bids should be rejected because the committee felt changes could be made and money saved.

New bid specifications will be written and the project re-bid.

Airport road

After much protest by Bauerly Brothers, the company that rebuilt McLeod Co. Rd. 1, it will fix the airport road per its rental agreement.

The company rented the airport property from the city and placed its asphalt plant there during construction.

The heavy equipment damaged the road and project manager Skip DeMars objected to returning and fixing it, claiming he was given other instructions by someone on the airport commission.

Mayor Don Guggemos pointed out that regarding the airport, the council has the final word, not the commission.

City Clerk Betty Zachmann said she informed the county highway department that the city is very unhappy with the state that Bauerly Brothers left the intersection of Main Avenue and Sixth Street.

A final overlay will be done this spring and the intersection should be fixed then.


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