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Transfer station fix won’t be cheap

Staff writer

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. 23, 2017