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County will vacate six rural roads

Mar 20, 2013

By STEPH TAHTINEN

Mt. Pleasant News

Henry County Engineer Bill Belzer is looking to vacate sections of six roads in the county.

“A couple of these are just fine-tuning some stuff,” Belzer explained to the board of supervisors on Tuesday morning.

Belzer noted that in one instance the road being vacated has not been a road for years, but it must be officially vacated for Department of Transportation records.

The six roads are:

• 320th Street: a portion of the roadway located in the southeast ¼ of Section 20 and northeast ¼ of Section 29 in Baltimore Township.

• River Road: A portion of roadway located in the northeast ¼ of Section 4 in Jackson Township

• 270th Street: A portion of roadway located in the southwest ¼ of Section 27 in Center Township.

• 295th Street: A portion of roadway located in the southeast ¼ of section 7 in Salem Township.

• 286th Street: A portion of roadway located in the southwest ¼ of Section 4 and southeast ¼ of Section 5 in Salem Township.

• Old Highway 34: A portion of roadway located in the northeast ¼ of Section 6 in Tippecanoe Township.

There will be a public hearing on these vacations held on April 9 at 9 a.m. during the Henry County Board of Supervisors meeting at the courthouse.

Questions on the road vacations can be directed to the engineer’s office at 385-0762.

In other business, Belzer opened bids for two 2013 tandem axle dump trucks, although he will have to look more closely at the details before making a decision on which trucks to purchase.

“We will take a look at the exceptions and things and we will get back to you, probably next Tuesday,” Belzer told the board of supervsiors.

At first glance, the low bid appears to be from Midway Freightliner of Palmyra, Mo., which bid $196,690 for Monroe bodies, $195,920 for Henderson bodies and $195,290 for Knapheide bodies.

As alternates, Midway Freightliner bid an automatic transmission for $11,000 per truck and an extended warranty for $1,355 per truck.

Other bids are as follows:

Centre State of West Burlington: $211,281.42 for Henderson bodies, $210,651.42 for Knapheide bodies and $212,051.42 for Monroe bodies. As alternates: $11,068 per truck for automatic transmission and $840 per truck for extended warranty.

Ball Volvo & GMC Trucks of Kahoka, Mo.: $218,151.96 for Henderson bodies and $217,896.96 for Knapheide bodies. As alternates: $4,259.82 per truck for automatic transmission and $2,800 per truck for extended warranty.

Truck Country Freightliner of Cedar Rapids: $217,464 for Henderson bodies and $2,18,234 for Monroe bodies. As alternates: $10,378 per truck for automatic transmission and $1,255 per truck for extended warranty.

H&L Mack of Mediapolis: $228,350 for Henderson bodies and $227,720 for Knapheide bodies. As alternates: $10,000 per truck for automatic transmission and $3,805 per truck for extended warranty.

Only the bids from Midway Freightliner and Ball Volvo & GMC Trucks indicated that they met the specs requested by the engineer’s office; the other companies indicated that there were exceptions to the specs, which Belzer will have to review.

The two new trucks will be replacing two tandem trucks currently in use that the department is trading in.

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