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The Huntingburg Utility Board accepted a bid by Taylor, Michigan based Fer-Pal Construction Tuesday night for the city’s proposed 4th Street Water Main project.

The City’s Water Department and Midwestern Engineers had received bids on February 9th for review and the board and members of the Huntingburg City Council listened to a presentation at the Tuesday night meeting and recommended to award Fer-pal’s bid.

Fer-Pal Construction has experience with secure trench-less technologies which includes the Cured-in-Place Pipe also known as the C.I.P.P method used to rehabilitate old water mains.

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner elaborates on the basis for choosing Fer-Pal’s technology for the 4th St. Water Line.

Construction for the project is anticipated to begin in mid April. Mayor Spinner adds that by choosing Fer-Pal Construction there will be a shorter time frame in accomplishing the project sooner as opposed to having a dig and replace technique.

Mayor Spinner also noted that this type of project is not common in Indiana and that the Water Department has been reached by other companies to visit Huntingburg and observe the projects development.

Also Tuesday night the Huntingburg City Council looked at other related projects in progress including the Work Force Housing project tat Hunter’s Crossing which is being developed by Boxer Girl LLC.

There was an approval to enter in contract with Boxer Girl which will allow the city to have control over the project and supervise its development.
The contract included $500,000 dollars to go towards building the first street in the new subdivision which will be named Stellar Way.

The money had previously been set aside as part of the Stellar process for this purpose. Mayor Spinner notes that if there are any other costs that exceed the $500,000 level, that the developer would be responsible.

The overall Workforce Housing project with developer Boxer Girl LLC is expected to create in excess of 120 new single-family homes in the community. As this projects proceeds it will go by phases of which Hunter’s Crossing would be considered as Phase 1.

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