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Jim Yackshaw removes snow from a road during a snowstorm last winter.

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Herald Staff Writer

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors heard bids Monday for contracting snow removal for county buildings.

For the past five or six years, the county’s Building Maintenance Department has handled snow removal. However, the supervisors said they felt Building Maintenance Coordinator Rick Laurion and his staff already have a lot of things to do during storms, besides dealing with snow removal.

The county also looked to purchase equipment for snow removal. The board felt instead of taking county employee’s time and spending funds on equipment, it would be better to hire an outside contractor for snow removal. The contractor would be used when snow reaches a half inch or more.

Three bids were opened Monday. Beckwith Commercial Roofing sent a bid of $225 for snow removal of sidewalks for the administrative building and $200 at the courthouse and law center. The costs for snow removal from parking lots were $370 for the administrative building and $500 for the courthouse and law center.

Salting costs for sidewalks were $125 for the administrative building and $125 for the courthouse and law center. Salting costs for parking lots were $300 for the administrative building and $350 for the courthouse and law center. This made a total of $2,195 for each occurrence.

Cheramy Concrete sent a bid of $150 each for both buildings for sidewalk snow removal. Snow removal from parking lots would be $500 each for both locations. Sating costs would be $200 for each building for sidewalks and $650 each for parking lots. The total cost per occurrence was $3,000.

The county also received a bid from Klein-Schmidt. The cost for snow removal from sidewalks would be $150 for the administration building and $125 for the law center and courthouse.

Snow removal for parking lots would be $250 for the  administration building and $350 for the law center and courthouse. The salting costs would be $75 for sidewalks for each location and $325 for parking lots at each location. This bid total per occurrence was $1,650.

Laurion felt the Klein-Schmidt bid was a good deal. He recommended the board approve that bid.

A formal resolution accepting the bid will be voted on at a later meeting.

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