SILVER LAKE — Much of the Silver Lake Town Council meeting held Wednesday, Feb. 14, centered around the sewer and wastewater project. This project includes the addition of a new force main and improvements to the lift station.
Mark Sullivan from Midwestern Engineering, Inc., Indianapolis, recommended to council members that they make a tentative award to the qualified bidder with the lowest bid price. This went to The Bancroft Companies of South Bend for the total bid amount of $585,341.14. The council voted to accept Sullivan’s recommendation and unanimously agreed to the tentative award. The final bid award will be given at the end of March.
A bond ordinance concerning improvements to sewage works of the town of Silver Lake and the issuance of revenue bonds to provide the cost was introduced and passed on the third reading. A rate ordinance was introduced for consideration by the council in the matter of setting rates and charges for use and services of the sewage works. A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, regarding this ordinance. The regular monthly meeting will take place immediately following completion of the public hearing.
Farm bids will be accepted for the leasing of land behind the fire station, located at 702 E. Main St. Anyone interested in providing a sealed bid may contact the clerk-treasurer at (260) 352-2120. The sealed bids will be opened and read aloud at the March 7 meeting. All bids must be turned in by 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, to the clerk-treasurer’s office. Bids will not be accepted after the 4 p.m. deadline.