CAREY — B Hill’z Excavating of Wayne was the apparent low bidder Wednesday to replace the sanitary sewer lift station on Carey’s South Vance Street.

The company’s bid of $277,873 was the lowest of four bids received.

Other bids were: Vernon Nagel, Napoleon, $340,500; Elite Excavating, Mansfield, $371,600; and Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, $378,575.

The village received a state grant to replace the lift station, located in front of the Ford dealership on South Vance Street. The state Public Works Commission awarded the village about $226,000 for the estimated $379,000 project. The village will pay the remainder.

There was some confusion in the bid amounts.

Apparently, there were two different forms used to submit bid information. Some companies used an emailed form and others used a mailed, or picked up, form.

Poggemeyer Design Group, Bowling Green, is handling the project. The company will review the bids and make a recommendation to the village administration.

A recommendation is expected to council by its Sept. 4 meeting. Work will be done yet this year.

This will be the fourth of five sanitary sewer lift stations to be replaced by the village. The last one is on Wyandot County 97.

The Courier has previously reported that the Vance Street lift station is the last one.

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