City accepts bid for sewer work downtown

Published 9:06 am Tuesday, March 23, 2004

By By JAN GRIFFEY / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- The first step in the next major phase of downtown Niles' renovation was taken Monday night by the Niles City Council.
The council accepted the bid for the separation of the sanitary and storm sewer in downtown Niles. Harglo Construction of Allegan will do the job for $560,996.10
The separation of the sanitary and storm sewers downtown has been in the city's plans for a number of years to eliminate the combined sewer overflows into the St. Joseph River and to allow the wastewater treatment plant to handle its designed capacity. The separation of the sewers is the fourth phase of a 10-year, $1.8 million plan developed and approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Harglo Construction was the project's low bidder.
The work to separate the sewers will happen at about the same time the streetscape construction is under way downtown.
In other business Monday night: