CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials on Wednesday opened six bids for repairs to a 200-foot culvert that has failed near Gleason Street.
Wheeler Brook runs from north of Gates Avenue and then under North Houghton, Gleason and School streets and down into North Adams to empty into the Hoosic River.
The failure of the underground culvert has cased a collapse at Gleason. The estimated value of the project was $40,000 but only two bids came close to that amount.
D.F. Lane Landscaping and Adams Excavating had the lowest base bids at $48,472.36 and $49,400, respectively.
Also bidding are A.J. Virgio Construction, with the highest amount at $94,900; Wm. J. Keller & Sons Contruction at $91,873; Clayton D. Davenport Trucking at $63,920; and J. H. Maxymillion at $53,423.53.
The bids were given to the town's engineering consultant Marc LeVasseur of Foresight Land Services to be evaluated for recommendation.
The bids were read by Select Board member Kimberly Goodell, the only board member in attendance. The board currently only has two members because Carlyle "Chip" Chesbro Jr. resigned in November. Because of the lack of a quorum, the other agenda items were posptoned to the next meeting and no votes or discussion was had.
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