City hall has chosen a proponent for the design and construction of the expanded Bailey Landfill, which will include a methane gas extraction system.
At Tuesday's meeting, council was scheduled to consider a staff recommendation to award the contract for $6 million to Jacob Bros. Construction/Conestoga-Rovers & Associates.
The request for proposals that closed on Jan. 30 brought two bids. A Golder Construction bid was a "superior technical proposal," according to staff, but it came in at $7 million.
The project involves the design, construction and operation of a landfill gas management system for two years; the design and construction of an expanded area of the landfill; and design and construction of a new leachate pump station.
The city received a grant of $3.5 million in federal gas tax funding for the project.
That funding was announced in December 2011.