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Dam removal project awarded to local company

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The Board of Public Works and Safety awarded the Sugar Creek dam project to a Crawfordsville-based company on Wednesday.

W Enterprises was selected to remove the low-head dam in front of the former Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power plant later this year. The bid totaled $46,650.

The company was also awarded an alternate bid for gravel work to create a trail to the creek. The alternate bid came in at $6,820.

Crawfordsville received matching funds from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to remove the hazardous dam. Four other Indiana companies submitted bids for the project and W Enterprises was the lowest.

The board also approved a request to restrict sidewalk access at the courthouse in the daytime during upcoming roof repairs.

The project is scheduled to begin March 22 and will last for a week, Montgomery County Engineer Jim Peck told the board.

A parking space on East Main Street may be restricted for equipment to use during the project.

In other business, the board:

• Opened bids for Crawfordsville Police Department vehicles from Fletcher Chrysler of Franklin and York Chrysler of Crawfordsville. The bids were taken under review.

• Approved an agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car allowing city employees to rent vehicles on an as-needed basis.

• Approved a request from code enforcement officer Barry Lewis for the city to remove trash from the property at 907 Lane Ave. owned by Steven Stewart on Monday if the owner has not already cleared it.

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