Zimmerman City Council awards bid

The Zimmerman City Council has awarded a bid to GM Contracting to repair a water main located near Fremont Avenue and 120th Street.

The new water main will replace the leaking water main that runs along the open ditch and through the Barefoot Golf Driving Range at the corner of County Road 4 and Highway 169.

Three bids were received.  The low bid was from GM Contracting for $264,007, which is 27 percent higher than City Engineer Kevin Bittner’s  estimate. Bittner attributed the increase to a general increase in construction expenses over the past few years, and recommended acceptance of the bid.

The project should be completed by Aug. 1.