Plans and specs for the project should be available to contractors at the end of January. The tentative schedule calls for a Feb. 21 bid deadline, said City Administrator Zane Logan at the Powell City Council meeting Monday.
“The idea is to let the engineers and staff review it and to have it on the agenda for consideration by the mayor and council at the March 4 meeting,” Logan said.
Construction is slated to start at the end of March or early April, and it’s expected to take about six months.
The roughly $1.43 million transfer station will serve as a temporarily holding facility for local trash until it’s taken to a landfill in the region. A transfer station will help trim the number of trips the city has to make to a landfill.
Powell city leaders will decide soon which landfill to send trash to — east to Big Horn County or west to Park County.
Since the Powell landfill closed to household waste in September, the city has been using its garbage collection trucks to take trash to landfills in Cowley and Cody. The city is comparing the costs of the two landfills.
On Tuesday morning, the city will open sealed proposals from Park County and Big Horn County. Each county is proposing its plan to receive trash from Powell, and each will outline tonnage costs.
The city has not received proposals from any other landfills at this time, and Logan said he doesn’t expect to.
The Powell City Council will discuss the two proposals at its Monday, Jan. 21 meeting.