WALKER -- Eagle Construction is working this week to correct deficiencies found in welds at the new county garbage transfer station facility north of Pine River, Environmental Services Director Paul Fairbanks reported Tuesday to the county board.
Eagle then will be responsible for hiring at its expense an independent inspector to verify the welds meet codes and strength criteria, he added.
The board authorized paying Eagle $8,573.75, but will retain a final $39,716.70 payment until the project passes all inspections.
By waiting most of a year, three other counties have joined Cass in engaging an inspection of the operations efficiency for the county garbage transfer station and recycling center.
This will lower Cass' cost for the service from $7,500 to $2,000, Fairbanks said.
The county will share anticipated operations savings resulting from the study with Stockman Transfer, who operated the Cass facility, Fairbanks added.
Cass will receive $32,445 this fall as a semi-annual payment from Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance to operate recycling collection sites in most cities and some townships. The county provides a 25 percent match.
Cass residents can leave glass, #1 and #2 plastics, tin and aluminum cans, newspapers, magazines, office paper and corrugated cardboard at these collection bins without charge.
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