Six firms have officially tossed their hat in the ring for consideration as the one to demolish the red brick school house in St. Germain and clear the ground where the building still stands.
The St. Germain Town Board met Monday for just under 15 minutes, most of that time used to open six bids from companies who sent them from as far away as the town of Wrightstown in Brown County, Waunakee in Dane County and Merrill in Lincoln County and as close as Minocqua and Rhinelander.
The Merrill firm, C and D Excavators, submitted the lowest base bid, at $56,000. The estimated tipping — or landfill — fee is $8,000.
Next was Minocqua Grading with a $74,900 base bid and $6,000 landfill fee; Ottinger Excavating and Septic of Rhinelander with an $88,011.10 base bid and $14,000 landfill fee; Robinson Brothers Environmental with a $108,360 base bid and $8,000 landfill fee; Musson Brothers of Rhinelander with a base bid of $116,700 and $16,250 landfill fee and Lee Martin Demolition of Waunakee the highest with a base bid of $152,800 and landfill fee of $9,000.
Melody Hamlin of Funktion Design, who’s been working with the town board over the course of the past few years to come up with different design options including the current community center and red brick school house, will study and qualify the bids and bring back to the town board her recommendation.
Brian Jopek may be reached via email at [email protected]