Bid unnecessary for recent sewer repairs

By on September 19, 2010

ELBURN—Stormwater sewer repairs related to a five-foot sinkhole in a backyard in the 500 block of Cambridge Street in Elburn will cost the village $20,000.

On Tuesday, the Elburn Finance Committee reviewed a report from Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven. He said the repairs were to portions of the storm sewer that had collapsed or were susceptible to the return invasion of tree roots.

The contractor that Nevenhoven hired to complete the repairs, Gerry Snow, provided a verbal quote for the repairs on July 28. The village did not need to seek bids from other contractors because of the emergency nature of the repairs and because the expense did not exceed $20,000.