Fulton receives bids for landfill closure

The Fulton Landfill accepted its last load of trash April 29. The city opened bids for the closing work on the landfill Thursday.

The Fulton Landfill accepted its last load of trash April 29. The city opened bids for the closing work on the landfill Thursday. Photo by Mandi Steele.

The City of Fulton opened bids for closure of its landfill Thursday afternoon; bids which yielded a pleasant surprise for city officials.

“I am very pleased with the bids we received; every one is less than we had projected,” Director of Administration Bill Johnson said, noting the five project bids ranged from $400,000 to $894,000 — much lower than the expected $1 million cost. “We were very concerned with the price of diesel, so we inflated the number, apparently more than we needed too.”

Johnson said the next step will be for city engineers to fully review the bid packets and then present the Fulton City Council with a recommendation at its May 24 meeting. He said it is likely that a Fulton company will receive that recommendation.

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