Bids for a three-wheel mechanical street sweeper, contracts, purchases and a better deal on gas prices for town vehicles were some of the top topics covered at this morning’s Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety.
Bids for a new street sweeper from Jack DoHeny Company Inc., Northville, Mich., and Brown Equipment Company, Fort Wayne, were opened, read and then tabled.
Base bids were $163,000 for a 2015 Elgin sweeper from DoHeny, and $185,585 for a 2015 Global M3 sweeper from Brown. However, both bids included trade-in deductions on the 1990 and 1999 sweepers, as well as additions on one, three- and five-year extended warranties. Bids will be checked for recommendations at the Feb. 6 meeting.
Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker presented a revised 2015 agreement and a 2016 agreement with Lassus Brothers Oil Inc., for 87 octane gasoline. Originally the contract was set at $2.73 per gallon, however, the company offered to renegotiate the 2015 contract. The new contract provides a lower price of $2.481 and a 2016 contract at $2.10 per gallon.
Whitaker stated the price is for all city vehicles. Additionally the contract allows diesel fuel to be purchased at pump price when necessary. The city has a contract with North Central Co-Op for diesel fuel. The total amount of fuel used for the past three years was noted: over 75,000 gallons in 2012; 84,000 gallons in 2013 and 68,000 gallons for 10 months in 2014. The contract has a 75,000 gallon minimum.
“It’s a benefit to the city,” said Whitaker, who noted the 2016 contract will help with budgeting.
During other business the board:
- Approved an agreement with MedStat for worker compensation injury care, physicals and drug testing.
- Approved travel requests for police department employees Ryan Petty, Jordan Foreman and Scott Whitaker; and Jennifer Whitaker, human resources, for conferences/training.
- Approved payroll changes for Steve Rockey, Charles Hodges and Rogelio Navarrow with the police department; and Karen Smith, administrative assistant, due to employment changes.
- Approved street closings for the City of Lakes Cruise-In from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17: Center Street from the alley east of High Street to Lake Street, Buffalo Street from Main to Market and a portion of Indiana Street; and for First Fridays after 4 p.m. from Center Street between Indiana and Lake Street and Buffalo Street from Main to Market street, as well as Market Street from Indiana to Lake Street and a southern portion of Buffalo Street in August.
- Accepted a quote for Gawthrop Excavating for $8,000 for the demolition of a house at 832 E. Market Street.
- Contractual agreements signed with: Lawrence Clifford, for code hearing services for $8,100; Niblock Excavating for Phase 1 of the Market Street Improvements; Green, Grossnickle & Flecker fee agreement as counsel for Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory; Incredible Bats at Lucerne Park, Oct. 9, a cost of $350; and Meet the Beatles Tribute Band for $1,800 on Aug. 21.
- Accepted a $54,356 grant from the K21 Health Foundation for the purchase of two cardiac monitors.
- Approved the purchase of a Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader from Bobcat of Warsaw at the cost of $7,055.80.
- Approved the purchase of a 2014 Dodge Ram from Warsaw Auto Plex for the wastewater department in the amount of $29,992 and a snow plow for that truck from Rigg’s Outdoor Power, Mishawaka, in the amount of $5,584.76
The board also approved a request to apply to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation Inc., for a supplemental grant in the amount of $5,353.40 for the Central Park Concert Series.