The Marshall County Drainage Board met Monday morning, November 15th in the County Building and opened bids on two maintenance projects.
The first maintenance project is for the Noah Burkey Main arm in Bourbon Township. The project begins at 14th road and follows up Filbert Road and then goes off to the east. The length of the project is 11,850 feet and the contract will clean and debrush 3,500 feet of the Noah Burkey main, 500 feet of arm #2 to the woods, and 7,850 feet of the Noah Burkey arm.
County Surveyor Craig Cultice said the ditches have sufficient fall and the only cleaning that needs to be done is the bottom refreshed and removal of the debris.
Three companies offered bids on the project: Langfeldt $17,350; LDP $13,500; and low bidder was Beaver at $13,000.
The second maintenance project is on the Oran Martin Ditch in Bourbon Township. The project begins at the confluence with the Dausman Ditch and continues 12,000 feet to the east side of Elm Road. The ditch has significant fall and the only cleaning that needs to be done is the bottom refreshed although there is a portion where they will remove hooks and align the channel.
The same three companies bid on this maintenance project too. Langfeldt at $16,850; Beaver at $13,000 and low bidder was LDP at $10,500.
Both projects are to be completed by April 16, 2022.