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Request for Firewood Bids

NOTICE

Town of Hardwick

Request for Bids – FIREWOOD

The Town of Hardwick is accepting bids for up to 21 cords of firewood for this year’s heating season.  The Town is looking for mixed hardwood.  Please identify the length of the wood to be delivered.  The Town will accept wood cut to length between 24 to 32 inches long.  Preference is for wood at least 30 inches in length, split 6 to 8 inches in diameter and seasoned.  As an ad/alternate to the bid, the Town requests the contractor provide a separate price including stacking of at least 12 cords.

Please submit a written bid stating the dollar amount per cord delivered to the Town garage, the wood length in inches, and break out the cost for stacking 12 cords.  The Town requests the wood be delivered before the end of September.

Please submit your sealed bid to: Town of Hardwick, PO Box 523, Hardwick, VT 05843 by no later than 12 Noon on Friday, September 1, 2017.  Bids can be emailed to jon.jewett@hardwickvt.org.  The Town of Hardwick reserves the right to waive informalities in, or reject any and all bids, or to accept any bid deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.  For additional information, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 472-6120.


Hydrant Flushing

The Town of Hardwick Public Works Department will be conducting hydrant flushing during the month of August from the 14th to the 18th.  Flushing will begin at North Main Street.  All hydrants in the village will be flushed.   If you experience dirty water please let your faucets run until the water clears.  If you have any concerns please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 472-6120


Town of Hardwick Economic Development Grant

The Town of Hardwick was awarded a $250,000 grant for the Yellow Barn Project.  This federal funding was obtained from the Northern Borders Regional Commission and was approved to secure the Yellow Barn property for business development and expansion, specifically increased storage, manufacturing, retail space, and for fulfillment of online ordering.  With this funding, the Town of Hardwick,  the Center for an Agricultural Economy, and the Northeastern Vermont Development Association can access private funding to secure, evaluate, and begin the fit-up of the structure.  This funding will also allow the Town, CAE, and the NVDA to access additional funds to improve the structure and to build out additional space.  The overall funding would be used similarly to the project between the Town, CAE and the NVDA that designed and built the Vermont Food Venture Center.

On Thursday, August 10th, 2017, at 1:30 P.M., the Governor, Senator Leahy and potentially others from the Vermont Delegation will attend an announcement of this award to the Town of Hardwick, and will announce other awards for the Northeast Kingdom.  The announcement ceremony is at the Yellow Barn, located on VT Route 15 West.  Ted Brady (Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development) said that they felt this was the next chapter in Hardwick’s Economic Development and they wanted to see this project succeed for the community and for the region.

We would love for you to Join us for this announcement! Please let us know if you have any questions by calling the Town Manager’s Office 802-472-6120.