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Hutchinson City Council Accepts Bid from APAC Kansas for 2024 Waterline Replacement Project


By Lucky Kidd


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson City Council Tuesday accepted a bid from APAC Kansas for waterline replacement projects in 2023. Four bids were submitted on the project, of which two were deemed complete and of the other two, one was deemed by the city’s consulting engineer as not qualified to carry out one part of the project per KDOT specifications.

APAC’s bid of just under $1.1 million was more than $400,000 below engineer estimates. This involves installation of 1,225 linear feet of eight in water main pipe and 3,406 feet of six-inch line most of which is in an area east of K-61, from 1st to 4th Avenues between Grandview and Town, and north of 4th to 9th from Grandview west to 61. It also involves an area along East 14th from approximately Baker to Landon

Lines to be replaced were installed between 1925 and 1968.

The Council also approved the 2024 subsidy contract with the Emancipation Day Committee. This is one of a number of cultural events and organizations that receive funding through the city’s Cultural Activity Fund.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Council held an executive session to discuss the search for a new City Manager, prior to which Mayor Greg Fast said they have been in contact with a potential candidate.