City rejects bid on water, sewer works

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Construction on the Dunn Heat Exchangers plant on Texas 60 north is well underway.

   A $1.2 million construction bid for city water and sewer lines and a sewer lift station for Dunn Heat Exchangers plant was rejected by city council last week, putting a time squeeze on both the city and Dunn to get the work done by early summer.
   That bid was about $500,000 over preliminary estimates for the work said city councilman Bill Cornman.
   Public Works Director Barry Calhoun projected an accelerated process to receive new, and hopefully lower, bids, since Dunn President Peter Dunn Jr. told the Planning Commission in March that work was projected to be finished by late May.
   Calhoun told council that Dunn agreed to seek more bids. 
   Dunn and the city are doing the work under a $1 million grant from the Texas Capital Fund and Dunn said he was worried about the grant’s deadline at the planning commission meeting.
   Construction is well under way on the 18-acre Dunn industrial site on Texas 60 north of Bay City.

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