Blackfoot City Council approves bid for engineer services

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council hired a subcontractor to assist with engineering responsibilities in the Public Works department at its meeting Tuesday night.
The city solicited three bids for engineering services from Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Keller Engineering and Fred Davies, a retired engineer.
Davies submitted the lowest bid of $24,960 annually. The position is part-time, at-will and has no benefits. Davies is a licensed engineer.
The city has been without a Public Works engineer for more than two years.
The council also approved an amended joint powers agreement regarding the Idaho Independent Intergovernmental Authority for the creation of a self-funded medical insurance program. City Attorney Dan Acevedo reviewed the amended agreement and said the changes were only minor.
The council members approved the canvass of the Nov. 8 and Dec. 6 election
Lucian Frederick was reappointed to serve on the Library Board.