Mahomet rejects bid to build salt storage

Mahomet rejects bid to build salt storage

MAHOMET — Trustees rejected the sole bid for construction of a salt shed at the village's new public works facility on Lake of the Woods Road.

The lone bidder was Duce Construction, at $194,000. That's significantly higher than the estimate of $80,000 to $120,000 given to Mahomet's Public Works Director, Gary LaForge, by the shed's manufacturer.

At LaForge's recommendation, the board instructed staff to research other options for construction and present their findings at a future meeting.

In other board business:

— Trustees voted to sell as surplus five older pieces of equipment: a 1997 Ford F-250, a 2003 Ford F-450, a 2004 Ford F-450, a 2000 International tandem-axle and a 1996 Ford 545-D tractor.

— Trustees approved the creation of a Class Y liquor license that would allow patrons of certified establishments to bring their own alcoholic beverages to the premises.

The ordinance was revised upon a request from two business owners who'd like to establish a space on Main Street to host parties where guests can create artwork and bring their own wine or beer.

AMELIA BENNER

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