The Galva City Council has accepted a lower bid from the lone company to bid on proposed sidewalk work on Main Street behind multiple Front Street businesses.

The Galva City Council has accepted a lower bid from the lone company to bid on proposed sidewalk work on Main Street behind multiple Front Street businesses.

At a special meeting Monday night, the council unanimously accepted the bid of $345,206.30 from Laveridere Construction of Macomb. The bid will include leaving the utility poles and city workers securing the site each evening, as well as hauling some of the debris. The sidewalk will run east of the alley to the end of the block.

Engineer Greg Peterson told the council that the bid opening was held Monday morning. Peterson said the second bidder was four minutes late, so that bid was not valid. The original bids at the July council meeting were higher and the council asked that the companies rebid, taking out the underground utilities and having the city crews do some of the work. Peterson said the sidewalk will be 12 inches higher than it is now.

The reason for the price is that the sidewalk goes into the foundations of the old buildings and more is involved in its removal and replacement.