More crushed gravel ordered; "It was a very good bid"

*Feature Photo: County Clerk Nina Webber opened the gravel bids and relayed the information to the Road and Bridge Department Supervisor Dave Schlager, seated at right during a meeting in February. (Pitchengine Communities)* (Thermopolis, Wyo.) - Hot Springs County Road and Bridge Supervisor Dave Schlager said the low bid for crushing gravel won by Big Horn Reddi Mix last month allowed the county to increase the purchase by 25 percent. At Tuesday's Commissioner's meeting, the board also approved a purchase of 10 additional tons of crushed gravel to be stockpiled at the DeVries Pit. "The bid of $4.87 per ton plus a small royalty per ton was a very good bid," Chairman John Lumley said. He said that allowed for the extra tonnage up to 25 percent to be purchased as called for in the contract plus the additional 10 tons. The gravel purchase had to be made this month as it is the only month Big Horn could mine the aggregate. #springcity #news