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Troy City Council approves sewer project bid

By Josh Jones
Times Tribune Editor

TROY — The Troy City Council approved a bid regarding a sewer replacement project spanning from Wickliffe Street to Collinsville Road during its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 20.

According to information provided by Troy City Administrator Jay Keeven, the low and only bidder for the project was Haier Plumbing and Heating of Okawville at $554,107. Five other companies grabbed information on the project but did not submit a bid as Keeven explained.

“There is a lot of boring on this job where they bore through the ground to insert a large pipe and apparently Haier Plumbing and one other company are really the only companies in our area that have big enough equipment to do this job,” Keeven said. “That is why we had a lot of interest, but we only had the one bid.”

The scope of work includes replacing the clay sewer from the intersection of Wickliffe Street to the intersection of Collinsville Road and Center Street. This is part of one-to-one upgrades that the city planned in the fiscal year 21-22 budget. The work will also include an IEPA Permit application for construction.

“There will be a short closure on Center Street when it occurs, but this is months down the road as it was just awarded,” Keeven said.

The hope is for the project to start this year with an estimated mid 2024 completion date.

In other business

The Troy Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony for Officers Joe Halbrooks and James Hunt.

The council approved an ordinance regarding compliance with the Illinois Paid Leave for all Workers Act. The city decided to opt out of the program, because the benefits they offer are better than the minimum that the act requires.

The council approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement for preliminary engineering services with Oates Associates and Appraisal Services with DJ Howard and Associates, Inc. regarding a turn lane at Troy-O’Fallon Road and Country Lane.

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