Electrical project bids awarded

Posted January 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Hawarden councilors approved the consulting engineer, DeWild, Grant, Reckert and Associates Company (DGR) of Rock Rapids’ recommendations for bids on the Hawarden Electric Distribution System Improvements which will be done this year. This is the second part of the first phase, covering much of the downtown area.

Bids awarded, by a 4-0 councilors vote, Councilor Patty Anderson was absent, on Jan. 9 were:

For Primary Power Cable, Wesco Distribution Inc., cost, $29,750.

For pad mount switches, Rural Electric Supply Cooperative, cost, $134,182.36.

“Pad mount switches are an essential part of a well designed underground system. They provide a safe, convenient way to switch primary circuits in underground distribution systems. Feeders may back fed from different sources in the event of outages by looping switches throughout the system. Fuses are also used in the switch to protect the cable from overloading and equipment failure. Fault indicators placed inside the switches provide a visual indicator of a faulted line. This greatly reduces the time spent trouble shooting the cause of underground outages,” said Hawarden Public Works Director Tom Kane.

For three pad mount transformers: Wesco Distribution Inc., at a cost of $162,64, for larger industrial users.

For single pad mount transformers, Stuart C. Irby Co., cost, $147,146, typically for residential or small business uses.

A public hearing was held but no one gave input.

In other city business:

In a consent agenda matter, councilors approved a request for a liquor license transfer by Shannon Nohava of Pro Sport Bistro to the Hawarden Community Center for Jan. 12 and 19.

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