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Calumet Township OKs construction bid

September 29, 2012
By Garrett Neese ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - The Calumet Township Board of Trustees awarded a bid on work on the township offices, as well as issuing bonds to pay for the work on the office and the Calumet Colosseum.

R&R Construction, who submitted the low bid of $107,985, will handle the project.

"You've got a good price here," said consultant John Sullivan, who recommended awarding the project to R&R.

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John Sullivan talks to the Calumet Township Board of Trustees Friday about bids for work on an addition to the Calumet Township offices. The board voted to award the bid to R&R Construction.

The work will begin as soon as possible, and is expected to be substantially complete within 90 days.

The office building will get a new gable roof, as well as a walk-in safe and 24-by-40-foot addition on the back of the building.

At the Calumet Colosseum, a new ice plant will be installed. The board approved the sale of $160,000 in bonds for the Colosseum work and $125,000 for the office work.

In other action, the board:

approved winter millages of up to: 1 mill for the armory, 1.2844 for the township operating millage, 1.3456 for fire, and 1.4423 for township roads.

heard from Fire Chief Don Bausano the new fire truck has only the slideout tray left to be installed. It should be with the department in about a week.

discussed zoning issues. Supervisor Paul Lehto said he talked to a building owner on Liberty Street, who has since cleaned up his property. Another situation on Sixth Street should be resolved by the end of October, Lehto said.

discussed a streetlight by the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw that has caused recurring problems for the township. Lehto said the 1,000-watt bulb will be replaced with a 400-watt bulb.



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