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City unhappy with engineer, will pay contractor

Posted 1/24/17 (Tue)

City unhappy with engineer, will pay contractor

By Cecile Wehrman

The Crosby City Council agreed Monday to pay a Valley City contractor $55,044.30 for work done on a new pump house at Crosby’s clear well, even though they’re worried the city could face long term problems with the building.

After talking with the contractor, however, council members came away convinced their beef is mostly with the city’s engineering firm.

As soon as the building was constructed last fall and the clear well was filled, what councilman Brian Lund describes as “extreme pressure” cracked a wall in the building and burst PVC pipe.

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