By BRADEN LAMMERS
The Jeffersonville Sewer Board held a brief meeting Thursday and approved bids for the Liters force main and Lentzier Creek pump station projects.
Jorge Lanz, president of Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz Inc., presented the bids and offered the engineers’ recommendations for the project.
For the Liters force main, or north pump station, the low bidder was Lykins Contracting Inc. at $1.5 million. For the Lentzier Creek pump station — south pump station — which includes the interceptor pipe and a force main, three bidders were recommended because the project was split into three divisions. The low bidder for division one was MAC Construction and Excavating at a total of $5.7 million; division two Excel Excavating Inc. at $1.98 million; and division three Dan Cristiani Excavating, Inc. at $744,851. All of the recommendations were approved by the board by a vote of 2-0. Sewer Board Member Dale Orem was not in attendance at Thursday’s meeting.
The approvals were subject to the State Revolving Fund loan being approved and was a necessary step in order to secure the loan.
The sewer board also agreed to move forward on hiring an independent, third-party expert to review a sanitary sewer pipe installed at Crums Lane that is failing.
City Engineer Andy Crouch said there is a failure in the pipe, and they don’t know why. He said the sanitary sewer pipe was designed and inspected by Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz Inc. and is being constructed by T&C Contracting Inc.
To help determine why the pipe is not functioning properly and who needs to fix it, the board agreed to pursue a contract with Tim Toliver, president of Advanced Pipe Services LLC, based in Bowling Green, Ohio.