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Genoa Village Council will review the hiring ordinance once village staff, including Village Administrator Garth Reynolds, speaks to the contractor. They were expected to do so last Thursday.
Four bids were opened and one contractor was the low bidder, coming in around $102,000, Reynolds said. The engineer’s estimate was $109,500.
Reynolds, in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, would not name the contractor until his administrative team had a chance to talk to the principals of the company.
“They are relatively new to this,” Reynolds said of repaving work. “What they primarily were before was a sealing company. We just want to sit down and talk and make sure we are all on the same page regarding what needs to be done.”
The project involves six streets across the western Ottawa County village and an alley.
One of those streets is West Seventh Street, which some residents had recently petitioned council to consider for repaving, Reynolds said.
“That street,” he said, “ was already No. 1 on our list.”
Village workers annually assess the condition of streets and alleys within Genoa. The update is used to determine what streets are in worse condition than others, Reynolds explained.
“We try to go over the list and determine which streets need it the most. We also try to hit all geographical areas of the village – so that no one area gets more attention than another.”
The deadline for the project’s completion is Nov. 1.