In a long-running effort to shore up a
relatively new system, the Big Piney Town Council accepted
the low bid to repair and seal leaky manholes.
The town’s new sewer line was connected to the Marbleton
wastewater facility several years ago and previous
attempts to seal manhole leaks were not successful.
Brian Gray, engineer with Jorgensen & Associates, said
portions of the manholes would need to be raised above
ground to prevent water from leaking into them and damaging
Gray told councilmembers at their Oct. 20 meeting that
two companies submitted bids for the “Big Piney Crossover
The first and lower bid of $168,118.98 came from PEI
of Wyoming, LLC, from Casper. The other bid was from
JD Butler Construction, LLC, in Pinedale, for a total bid
“Both contractors submitted the required information
with their bids,” Gray told the council. “We have checked
the bids and reviewed references. Based on the above and
review of the submitted documents, Jorgensen Associates
recommends award to PEI of Wyoming, LLC.”
The total project expenses are estimated to be
$222,686.19. Jorgensen had charged $22,876.50 for
engineering work as of Oct. 1 and estimated another
$31,690.71 as the maximum charge for future construction
administration and engineering.
The town held over State Land Investment Board
grant money, of which $97,981 would go toward the repairs.
Big Piney budgeted $135,000 for 2020-’21 but the
Jorgensen summary estimates its total expense will be
Big Piney Town Council Mayor Tyler Maxfield and
councilmembers Michelle Hymas, Sherri Redden, Scott
Scherbel and Stafford Polk IV voted to accept the PEI of