THE GOLDEN DAYS OF AUTUMN — Mother nature’s beauty is captured on one of Endler’s hunting trips up in the Sweet Grass Hills. The game was elusive over the weekend, however, the picture was nicely harvested. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
At the Wednesday morning business meeting of the county commissioners, bids were opened for HVAC (heating and air conditioning) units and controls and windows and doors for the community center remodeling project. The project is funded by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.
Pheasant Run Builders, out of Great Falls, submitted a bid of $65,000 for windows and doors which was accepted by the commissions.
There were three bids for the HVAC submitted, one from Heartland Mechanical for $65,000, one from Brennan Heating and Cooling for $74,500, and the third from A.T. Klemmens for $68,234.
Also present for the bid opening were Mark Bloom of Nelson Architects, Chad Rambo of Heartland Mechanical and Adam Dodson for Pheasant Run Builders.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The city lightened their load Monday night, selling off two old trucks and a hydraulic arm.
An old fire truck went for $2,000 to Tom Russett, the city’s old dump truck goes to Salois Construction for $1,750 and a hydraulic unit went to Matt Fowler for $100.
There was some discussion on accepting the bids that came in lower than the city expected. However, Mayor John Shevlin noted that there was a fire truck in Clyde Park, “that is yours for the taking, just go get it.” Eventually it was felt the city should accept the bids, which they did.
CLEAN GUTTERS — Colin Vietch shows the power unit that can clean out your gutters of leaves just in time for the winter. The unit extends to 24 feet so two story houses can be done without having to get up on a ladder. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
A summer’s accumulation of leaves and debris in your home’s gutters can produce severe drainage problems.
If left unattended to, rain and snow can build up in your rain gutters, rotting the siding and even running into your interior walls.
Your rain gutters and down pipes need to be flushed out at least once a year.
Getting up on your roof is a daunting task and unnecessary thanks to a new enterprise just starting up in Conrad.
‘Task Force’ is a new business specializing in home exterior cleanup.
They can pressure wash your rain gutters and down pipes without ever leaving the ground.