Transfer station fix won’t be cheap
A new facility to replace a deteriorating transfer station could cost almost $750,000.
Bruce Boettcher and David Devore of BG Consultants met with county commissioners Monday to present three options.
One option is to build a temporary metal building with an internal tipping floor and external semi-loading area.
Another is a temporary metal building with both tipping floor and semi-loading inside.
To build it at a site north of the current transfer station is estimated to cost $736,000.
To build a temporary transfer station at the current site is estimated to cost $582,000.
A third option is to repair the existing transfer station, estimated to cost $356,000.
Assuming work begins in January, a new transfer station would be completed in November 2018. Repair of the existing building would be completed in September 2018.
Boettcher said Kansas Department of Health and Environment told them a temporary facility would be acceptable.
Commissioners made no decisions other than to meet with Marion City Council on Dec. 4 for further discussion.
Last modified Nov. 22, 2017