Bay View Park Protection on the Way

Payne and Dolan in Greenville, Wisconsin, won the bid award for a shoreline-protection project at Bay View Park in Sturgeon Bay. At $112,755, the bid was the lowest of the eight submitted bids, which ranged up to $262,000.

The price includes mobilization, clearing and grubbing, restoration, and the stone required for the job. With city officials in attendance, Steve Parent of Baudhuin Surveying and Engineering opened and reviewed the bids in mid-August. 

The erosion under the concrete pad of the spur is “significant,” Mayor David Ward said about the need for the restoration. “The wrong storm could take that out.”

Alder Gary Nault said the low bid, which is some $40,000 lower than the next highest, “sounds great; I’m hoping it is great,” particularly when it freezes out “the local people.” Three of the eight bidders were Door County companies.

The Common Council unanimously awarded the bid Tuesday evening as a necessary, short-term solution to an existing problem. The council also discussed future consideration of a study of all waterfront properties.