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Road chip sealing in Vermont to be re-bid, funding discussed


June 6, 2019

For numerous reasons, the Town of Vermont will re-bid the 2019 road chip sealing projects with a few adjustments.

The town received a $179,000 bid from Fahrner prior to the deadline and a second bid, from Scott, was received after the due date.

There were several reasons for the increased bid amount, including a reported increase in the price of oil, which is the base of the material which adheres the rock chips to the road surface, and an increase in the amount of road surface put out to bid without an analogous increase in the budget line item.

“We kind of just used a standard budget a...

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