The Wood River City Council will again be soliciting bids for garbage and recycling service. The city is coming off of a 5-year contract with Midwest Sanitation, and is looking for a hauler to make a bid on a three-year deal with a two-year option. The first round of bids came in pricier than the city expected.
About 15% higher for each of the four bids submitted, to be exact. So the council rejected all bids and will try again. In other council business, approval was granted to hold the 29th annual Triathlon on Saturday, August 9, the East Alton Wood River Roxana Hockey Club will solicit at the intersections of Wood River & Penning and Ferguson & 9th this Saturday. And newly appointed probationary police officer John Hoefert was administered the Oath of Office.