Corry City Council Monday awarded a $57,250 bid to Russell Standard Corp. to seal coat city streets this summer.

But council will be paying less than that — and probably getting fewer streets tarred and chipped in the process — in order to come close to meeting its $40,000 seal-coating budget for 2009.

Council moved 5-0 to accept Russell Standard’s bid, with the stipulation that the company seal-coat as many streets as it could for $45,000, which still is $5,000 over budget.

“We will negotiate with Russell Standard to fit the money to the project,” City Administrator Gerry Dahl said.

By law, the city is permitted to reduce or increase the contracted amount by 25 percent, he said.

See the Journal’s Wednesday, August 19th edition for full story.

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