Goshen Board of Works awards contract for storm sewer relocation project

    The contract was awarded after contractors offered bids to the city July 7.

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:53 p.m.

    GOSHEN — The Board of Public Works and Safety awarded the contract for a project in the south side of Goshen that will relocate a storm sewer around NIBCO during a meeting Monday, July 14. 

    The contract went to Niblock Excavating for $419,104. Other contractors that sent their bids to the city’s engineering department July 7, were: 

    • John Boettcher - $450,142.10
    • C&E Excavating - $471,354.50
    • Selge Construction - $497,100
    • HRP Construction - $523,663
    • Reith-Riley - $591,170

    The project will improve stormwater transport capacity by extending a sewer around NIBCO’s building. NIBCO in Goshen is at 701 Eisenhower Drive North.


    The board approved the retroactive promotion of Jeremy Welker to the rank of Sergeant. The position became available following the resignation of Sgt. Kevin Koontz. Welker began working in his new position Friday, July 11. The board also approved the resignation of Bardo Mendez. Mendez accepted a position with the Fargo Police Department in North Dakota, Goshen Police Chief Wade Branson explained during the meeting.

    The board approved the closure of parking spaces at 126 and 128 S. Main St., where Snyder’s Men Shop and Snyder’s Jewelers are undergoing some repainting. 

    The board also accepted the public right-of-way for the intersections of River Race Drive and Madison Street, as well as the intersection of River Race Drive and Monroe Street. Following the development of River Race Drive, the Goshen Redevelopment Commission dedicated the public right-of-way of both intersections to the city.

    The board approved two sidewalk and curb 50/50 program agreements. One of the agreements is with the Merit Learning Center to replace their sidewalk and curb. The learning center is at 018 W. Wilkinson St. The other agreement is with the Plymouth United Church of Christ, to replace their sidewalk and curb. The church is at 902 S. Main St. 

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