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4/18/2017 7:24:00 AM
Oneida County votes on chip-seal bids
Nick Sabato/River News

Oneida County highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek speaks to the Public Works/Highway and Solid Waste Committee at a meeting on Thursday, April 13.
Nick Sabato/River News

Oneida County highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek speaks to the Public Works/Highway and Solid Waste Committee at a meeting on Thursday, April 13.

Nick Sabato
River News reporter

The Oneida County Public Works/Highway and Solid Waste Committee voted Thursday on bids for chip-seal oil and chip aggregate for work to be done on County Highway J this year.

The first bid to be opened was for chip-seal oil with two bids coming from Fahrner and Meigs.

Fahrner won the bid with an amount of $146,085 for oil and distribution, just slightly less than a bid of $147,150 by Meigs.

For the aggregate, the county requested for one-quarter inch, but all of the bids came in for three-eighths due to availability.

Four bids came in from County Materials in Tomahawk, Anderson Brothers in Wausau, Trapp Brothers in Woodruff and Pitlik and Wick in Sugar Camp.

County Materials came in with the lowest bid by far, with a total cost of $13,000.

The only questions raised were related to the cost of hauling it from the pit in Tomahawk and then where to stockpile it once it was picked up.

Supervisor Scott Holewinski instructed highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek to check hauling costs between County Materials, Anderson Brothers and Trapp Brothers.

While Anderson Brothers had a cost of $19,700, Trapp Brothers had a cost of $9 per ton if the county picked it up or $12 if it were to be delivered.

"They're more per ton, but it might be cheaper," Holewinski said.

In the end, it was decided Stefonek should do some research between County Materials and Trapp Brothers.

Supervisor Ted Cushing made the motion directing Stefonek to gather the additional information.

"I think we should make a motion for Bruce to investigate the County Materials bid and the Trapp Brothers bid to compare pickup and delivery and where you would stockpile the stuff," Cushing said.

The motion was passed unanimously and Stefonek is scheduled to come back with a recommendation at a later date.

Stefonek also put together a recommendation for road gravel bids on County Highway Q construction.

That recommendation was to crush the gravel in the county's pit.

"Prior to the bidding, we knew that there were some pits close to the County Q project," Stefonek said. "Since the bids come out, two of the pits closed down. Then you look at crushing it in our own pits. When you purchase it in other pits, there's no savings in the trucking. We're comparing $43,500 to the $74,000-$84,000 if you buy it."

The low bid of $43,500 belonged to Meverden Trucking in Antigo because it involved crushing gravel in an Oneida County-owned pit.

Stefonek's recommendation was approved unanimously.

Nick Sabato may be reached at nsabato@rivernewsonline.com or via Twitter @SabatoNick.

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