TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Officials say a contractor has been chosen to remove storm-related debris that has filled Forest Lake in Tuscaloosa for almost a year.
The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/HSk7XC) that the Tuscaloosa City Council voted Tuesday night to hire Mobile-based DRC Emergency Services LLC for $163,827.
City officials said they expect to have the contract with the company finalized and the removal work to begin by Friday.
The bid came in far below the $300,000 that the City Council had set aside to fund what was an estimated $290,000 job. Even factoring in the $46,000 engineering and design contract approved by the council on Jan. 10, the total of $209,827 is almost $100,000 below the original projection estimate.
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