Wilmette extends deal to haul debris from public works sites

Wilmette village trustees have unanimously approved a one year contract extension for a Markham company to haul street cleaning and excavation debris from the village. | File
Wilmette village trustees have unanimously approved a one year contract extension for a Markham company to haul street cleaning and excavation debris from the village. | File

Wilmette street debris and excavated material from public works operations will continue to be hauled away from the village by Markham-based KLF Trucking Inc., now that village trustees have approved a one-year extension for the company.

The contract sets a price of $450 per truckload of debris, unchanged from the current price and matching lower rates offered last year in a contract from the Municipal Partnering Initiative, Public Works Director Donna Jacubowski said in a July 14 report to the Village Board.

Trustees accepted her recommendation without comment, approving it as part of their omnibus consent agenda at a July 22 meeting. The contract extension will also ensure that KLM can provide additional hauling services for snow or other emergency events.

KLF has worked for the village since 2011, taking street sweeping debris and excavation material, such as that from water and sewer excavations, to a landfill licensed by the Illinois EPA.

“Seeking proposals for this service would not likely produce lower pricing based on rising costs cited by other vendors for transport and disposal of material,” including leaf hauling and disposal, Jacubowski said.

KLF officials estimated they will haul 144 loads of debris and so-called “spoil” from Wilmette sites in the coming year, at a cost of $64,800. That is under the 2014 Wilmette budget for such services, set at $76,950. Wilmette has spent about $36,000 to date this year and still has almost $41,000 left in the 2014 budget. Jacubowski said much of that will be expended by the end of the year, not only with street sweeping and excavation material, but with debris generated by a catch basin cleaning project set to start in August.

She said Wilmette has historically had to dispose of more than 3,000 tons of material every year, although “the amount can increase substantially in relation to the number of water main breaks and sewer repairs throughout the year.”

Cleaning Up

WHAT: debris hauling contract

WHERE: Wilmette

TO: KLF Trucking Inc.

FOR: 1 year extension

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