Hanover company gets bid for city street project

Hanover’s own Pearson Bros. were awarded the winning bid for the city’s 2017 “chip seal” street repair project.

Pearson Bros. bid was in the amount of $32,775.

The City Council tabled approval of the project at its previous meeting, as some councilors were concerned the low quote was still too high.

City Administrator Brian Hagen said in his latest memo regarding the project, “After speaking with Pearson Bros and (staff), it appears our quote is higher than other entities received. However, our project scope is also a smaller area. Other factors to our quote is the amount of stripping needed along River Road and the desire to fog seal over the chip seal in order to create a better binding effect.”

The council ended up approving Pearson’s bid. The project will include River Road from Riverview Road north to just past 8th Street.

BIRD HOUSES

In other matters, the council heard from Scout Matthew Bedsted regarding his Eagle Scout project.

Bedsted recently presented his project to the Park Board with the intent to construct blue bird houses in some of the city parks. The plan is proposed to include three bird houses in three different parks.

Bedsted explained what the houses are made of and how to prevent predators. He is planning to do the project this fall.

The City Council and Park Board expressed their excitement for Bedsted’s project.