WARSAW — The Warsaw Street Department was approved to purchase two new dump trucks during the Warsaw Board of Works meeting held today, July 20.
The department requested permission to purchase two single-axle plow trucks with dump bodies from Trans Chicago Truck Group. This purchase is being done through Sourcewell pricing, which eliminates the need for the city to go through a bid process. Sourcewell will conduct the bid process through their company to find the best price.
These trucks will be able to plow and salt during the winter season. These trucks are also employed with technology to ensure better salt application based on conditions.
The initial price of the two trucks was $379,480. The department will be trading in a 1964 Galion Grader, a 1973 Cat Dozer, a 1987 International Dump Truck, four Henderson snow plows and two 2008 Ford F350 dump trucks with plows. The price with the trade-ins factored in is $344,999.
A bid was awarded and contract approved for phase two of the Eisenhower Basin project. G & G Excavating and Hauling was awarded the bid for $192,988. This project coincides with the south side study and will continue to improve drainage in that area.
In other news:
- A road closure was approved for Maple Avenue from 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12 for a neighborhood block party.
- The parks department was approved to accept a $4,090 grant from the Indiana Arts Commission for the 2019 Summer Concert Series.
- The board approved 2019 advertisements in the visitor’s guide.
- A change of bill for MetroNet regarding phone lines was approved.
- The fire department was approved to apply for a scholarship, for a pay application to Mosaic Building Solutions and a maintenance agreement with Cummins Crosspoint. All of these were previously discussed and approved at the fire territory meeting.
- The wastewater department was approved for three pay applications. One application was for Selge Construction regarding sewer replacement and the other two applications were for Layne Inliner for the sewer rehabilitation.
- A pay application was approved with Niblock Excavating for work completed on the Colfax and Clark streets project.