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Supervisors approve storm debris removal bids

March 14, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Marshall County is still working through the clean up from last July's windstorm as is evident by the pile of tree debris located just south of Green Mountain.

That pile, where many of the limbs collected in the county were sent, is set to be a thing of the past as the 6,300 cubic yards will be removed and turned into chips for a total cost of more than $28,000.

The work was approved by the Marshall County Board of Supervisors at a Tuesday meeting. The debris will be taken to the Marshalltown Compost site by Con-Struct for a cost of $14,800. The work will not be done with the moving job as the county is paying $13,552 to have Chamness Technology of Blairsburg turn it into chips. The chips will then be hauled off for free by B&B Bedding of Oskaloosa.

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Marshall County will have this tree debris pile removed from its location just south of Green Mountain and made into chips. The debris is left over from what was collected after the July 11, 2011 windstorm.

County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt said wading through the bidding process is one of the main reasons the work is taking so long to get done. They will also be able to use FEMA money to reimburse payment for the majority of the work, so they had to work through those applications as well.

The work can't be done by the county since they don't have a grapple, Geilenfeldt said.

In other board action Tuesday, the supervisors set the deadline for bids for the annual granular resurfacing letting for 9 a.m. on April 10.



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