By Lasca Randels
WARSAW — The Warsaw Street Department received approval for the purchase of six mobile lifts during the City of Warsaw Board of Public Works & Safety meeting Friday, June 4.
Warsaw Street Department Superintendent Dustin Dillon said the lifts are capable of lifting large pieces of equipment.
The total cost of the lifts, through Sourcewell, is $82,319.30. This will be a split purchase between the city street department, fire department and wastewater department.
Dillon said the street department mechanics team services vehicles for Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and other departments in the city.
“In 2020 alone we had $223,000 worth of savings by working on the fire departments trucks as well as around $88,000 for wastewater,” Dillon said. “There’s a significant amount of large equipment that rolls through and it’s a huge benefit to have that mechanics staff back there. They do a phenomenal job and this is just a request to purchase these lifts to make their life a little more efficient, a little more effective and a little more safe.”
“I certainly appreciate the collaboration,” Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer said. “The guys do a great job down there and I know, especially (WWFT Chief Mike Wilson) Chief Wilson has expressed many times how happy he is to be able to get that work done here with your crew and I’m sure these lifts will certainly help that.”
In another matter, a road closure request was presented by the 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Committee.
A 2021 memorial remembrance ceremony and parade are being planned on the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A ceremony will take place at the monument in front of Center Lake Pavilion. The parade is tentatively scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
The board approved the request, pending notification of law enforcement.
In other news:
- Work-related travel requests for Aaron Bolinger, Lewis Fuller and Rogelio Navarro were approved.
- The purchase of a truck by the wastewater department was approved.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 21.