Saxon Harbor’s campground moves forward
Written by Jesse Baroka on April 11, 2019
HURLEY – Iron County won’t be able to officially award the contract until federal officials sign off, but the county’s forestry committee recommended a contractor for building Saxon Harbor’s campground Wednesday so everything will be ready once federal approval comes through. Four companies submitted bids to rebuild the harbor’s campground — which was destroyed in the July 2016 storm — with Snow Country Contracting’s bid of $1,802,873 coming in as the low bid. Iron County Forestry and Parks Administrator Eric Peterson tells the Ironwood Daily Globe that“The bids were, across the board, very close,” When you compare these line-by-line these things are amazingly close — all four bids. So we got really competitive, good bids on the campground.” Ashland Construction, Angelo Luppino Inc., and Wayne Nasi Construction also submitted bids for the project. The actual awarding of the contract has to wait until the Federal Emergency Management Agency signs off on the campground design, which Peterson said hopes to come in late May. Construction could begin late next month and the work should be substantially completed by late September. This would mean the campground would open in the 2020 season.