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Rendezvous Engineering will have the pleasure of maintaining the Munger Mountain Elementary School sewer line.

At its monthly meeting June 13, the Teton County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a contract with the company at the request of Assistant Superintendent Jeff Daughtery. The contract is for $53,000 to $83,000, with a base services range of $37,000 to $53,000.

The trustees had previously approved a contract with Y2 Consultants to maintain the sewer line, which runs for 4 miles to the school on Hog Island. The contract would have included cleaning, maintenance of permits, meter billing and other services, but, according to the written request Daughtery submitted to the board, Y2 twice returned the contract during negotiations with substantial changes.

When a contract couldn’t be agreed upon with Y2, the district put the maintenance of the line back out for bids, receiving them from Y2 again, Clear Water and Rendezvous. The base services range includes regular maintenance and cleaning of the line. The cushion in the contract above that base includes money for things like pumping the line.

Though the district does employ maintenance staff, no one in the district is equipped to take on sewer line maintenance.

“With support, staff could become equipped to attend to this effort,” read Daughtery’s request. “Presently, staff does not have the subject matter expertise or necessary certifications to take on this effort unaided.”

The board unanimously approved the contract with Rendezvous.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-5902 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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