Rockford Dam Demolition Progresses

Floyd County Courthouse
Floyd County Courthouse in Charles City

CHARLES CITY- After many years, Floyd County Supervisors say the Rockford Dam Demolition project is finally able to move forward.

Supervisors held a public hearing and awarded a bid Tuesday regarding the letting of sealed bids for the Dam Demolition Removal Project.

Laura Elfers, with Floyd County Conservation says with the implementation of other projects at the Conservation Center and Tosanak Recreation area, the department does not have the money to fund the remaining part of the project that is not covered by grants, which amounts to around $41,000.

Supervisor Roy Schwickerath says despite the cost, the county must take action soon.

Supervisor Mark Kuhn (Cue-en) adds that the dam poses a public safety risk for residents of Rockford.

County Engineer Dusty Rolando says the removal of the dam must be completed before the end of March.

Four contractors submitted bids for the project with the winning bid awarded to Beemer Companies of Fairmont, Minnesota for $164,999 pending the determination of the remainder of money that will not be paid for through grants.


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