Public Notices August 28, 2019


city of staples




Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements

Staples, MN


RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received by the City Administrator at the City Hall, 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479 until October 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the following:

1. Construction of a mechanical wastewater treatment facility for the City of Staples, Minnesota. The proposed facility includes Pretreatment, Extended Aeration, Final Clarifiers, Chlorine Contact Basin, Biosolids Storage, Control Building and Meter Building. 

2. Construction of new forcemain from the main lift station and electrical upgrades at the main lift station.

3. Construction of proposed facility shall not interrupt the current treatment process or result in a bypass of untreated wastewater.

4. Demolition of the existing wastewater treatment facility after the new facilities are operational.

5. Installation of site piping, electrical gear, instrumentation and controls, and emergency generator; yard piping, site preparation, finish grading, seeding, site work, roadway and other improvements indicated on the plans and specification.

COMPLETION OF WORK: All work under the Contract must be complete within 365 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed.

MINIMUM CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS: The Bidder shall have experience as a General Contractor in the successful completion of at least three municipal water or wastewater treatment plants within the last five (5) years. 

OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND BIDDING REQUIREMENTS: Plans and specifications and all contract documents may be obtained at the office of Bolton & Menk, Inc., 7533 Sunwood Drive NW #206, Ramsey, MN 55303, upon payment of $200, (includes sales tax); non-refundable for each full set of specifications and accompanying drawings. Additional shipping charges will apply for delivery to any address not within the lower 48 states. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #6494593 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $30. Please contact at (952) 2331632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

A copy of the plans and specifications may be inspected at the following locations:

- Office of Bolton & Menk Inc., 7533 Sunwood Drive NW #206, Ramsey, MN 55303

- City of Staples, 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479

PLANHOLDERS LIST, ADDENDA AND BID TABULATION: The planholders list, addenda and bid tabulation will be available on-line at

Bids will be received on a lump sum basis.     

BID SECURITY: A certified check or a Bid Bond satisfactory to the City of Staples, in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total Bid price submitted must accompany each Bid.


This project is being funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s State Revolving Loan Fund and the City of Staples. The project is subject to the State of Minnesota and Federal minimum wages.

PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS: The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond each in the amount of the Contract.

The Bid, Agreement, and Bonds shall be conditioned upon compliance with all provisions of the Bid Documents.

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION: All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to the Engineer/Manager for the project. It shall be understood, however, that no specification interpretations will be made by telephone.


Address inquiries to:

Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Attn: Tejpal Bala

7533 Sunwood Drive NW #206

Ramsey, MN 55303

Tel: 763-433-2851

Fax: 763-427-0833



OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, and to make awards in the interest of the OWNER.



Date: August 16, 2019

Owner: City of Staples

/S/ Jerel Nelsen

City Administrator


Published: Staples World: August 29, 2019 and September 5, 2019

Finance and Commerce: August 29, 2019





The Leader Community Hall Board will meet Thurs., September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the hall.


Mark Strom, Secretary






Becker Township is seeking quotes for the road maintenance contract, which includes summer grading and winter plowing.

Contract to go into effect November 1, 2019, 1 to 3-year negotiable contracts will be accepted. Send quotes to Mary Fitcher, Becker Township Clerk, 10999 75th Ave. SW, Motley MN  56466.  

The board will award the contract at the October 8, 2019 monthly meeting at the Becker Township Hall at 7 p.m.

Any questions call Mary Fitcher at 218-352-6498, Becker Township Clerk.





Stop the Spread 

of Noxious Weeds


Minnesota Statues 

Sections 18.76 to 18.91 


All persons owning and occupying land shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on the land at a time and in a manner ordered by an inspector. It is unlawful for a person to neglect, fail, or refuse to comply. 

Like the rest of the state, Thomastown Township has a “growing” noxious weed problem. Some of the more prominent noxious weeds found in Thomastown Township are:

Spotted Knapweed, Plumeless Thistle, Canada Thistle, Hoary Alyssum

Let’s all do our part to get this under control. Stricter enforcement will be administered.

If you have any questions or comments call: Township Supervisor Lance Perius, 218-402-0133.


Stacy Dukowitz, Clerk



Advertising Deadlines

Deadline for advertisements and copy is Friday, noon.

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:;

Deadline: Friday, noon


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