WARSAW — The main item of business during the brief Warsaw Board of Works meeting held today, May 18, was awarding the bid for new police vehicles.
Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker reminded board members that three bids were received and opened at the meeting on May 7. Rice Ford-Lincoln, Warsaw, provided a bid of $68,904, Kerlin Motors, Silver Lake, provided a bid of $70,109.93 and Community Ford Lincoln of Bloomington provided a bid of $71,586.29.
Whitaker explained that while Rice Ford-Lincoln provided the lowest bid, they did not request that the city apply the three percent local preference. According to statue, the city is allowed to offer the local preference, but businesses must state that they want the preference applied during the bidding process. This statue has been followed for multiple purchases and was outlined in the bid packages sent to the businesses.
With the local preference applied, Kerlin Motors had the lowest price. The board approved awarding them the bid. WPD will be purchasing three 2018 Ford Explorers and trading in of seven old vehicles.
In other news:
- A revised contract for Comcast services at fire station #3 was approved. The revision takes into account a $19.99 per month reduction in cost.
- The parks department was approved for a contract with Pro Audio Services for supplement equipment rental necessary for the upcoming rock concert.
- The board approved an encroachment agreement for the Warsaw Alley that also allows the hours to be extended an hour on Fridays and Saturdays to 11 p.m. to match the other outdoor seating times.
- The board approved the first construction pay application for the Buffalo Street project.
- A contract was approved with Heartland Restoration Services for shoreline stabilization at Pike Lake. The work will begin this year and will start at the Pike Lake Campground.
- Two pay applications were approved for the ongoing sewer rehabilitation project.
- Two maintenance agreements were approved for Xylem Preventative Maintenance for the Anchorage and KCH lift stations.