Commissioners approve appraisal contract, Pilot Knot bridge bid

Pilot Knob bridge after it was washed out in the March 2019 floods.
Boone County Commissioners accepted a contract for reappraisal and gave preliminary approval of a bid to repair the Pilot Knob Road Bridge during a busy regular session Monday, July 12.
Re-Appraisal of Rural Homes
A re-appraisal of all rural residential properties is planned to start in August, and commissioners accepted a proposal from Stanard Appraisal for the work. The new values will be applied to properties in 2022, according to Barb Hanson.
The contract calls for re-appraisal of 890 rural residential properties and 62 improvements on leased land (IOLL) properties at a total cost of $140,860 to be paid in monthly payments over two fiscal years.
Pilot Knob Bridge
Ed Hovek Construction of Ord was the apparent low bidder at $223,346 for restoration of the Pilot Knob Road bridge located south of Primrose on 130th Avenue. A portion of the wooden bridge was washed away in the March 2019 flooding.
Commissioners approved the bid pending a review of the bid details by Brian McDonald, highway engineer with JEO Consulting Group.
The Hovek bid included a project start date of Oct. 1, 2021.
Complete story in the July 14 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune, and Petersburg Press.