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Aerial lift-line truck bid OK’d

By Staff | Sep 5, 2008

Presented to the members of the finance committee of the City of Estherville were two proposals for the purchase of an aerial lift and line truck.

The committee met on Aug. 28.

One of the proposals was submitted by ABM for $97,616 with an allowed trade-in amount of $7,000. It was explained the offer also included an $795 option for additional fiberglass insulation when the boom is fully retracted.

Altec submitted the other bid for $103,999, which included a $2,500 trade-in offer.

It was pointed out sales tax would be paid on the net purchase amount for either unit.

A recommendation to accept the lower proposal and option was made by Pete Redinius, city’s electric utility superintendent. He said this choice would provide more safety features.

The ABM proposal was accepted for a Versalift SST 37/40 aerial lift. It is mounted on a 2009 Ford F-550 chassis for $90,616. This includes the trade-in plus the safety option at a cost of $745.

In other matters, a resident requested the committe make a utility adjustment due to a leak.

Ana Alonso, 2302 Third Ave.S., No. 82, said a water leak was discovered under her mobile home, but the water was not entering the sewer system.

The record shows the July meter reading included 22,560 cubic feet of water consumption, and the August reading included 2,060 cubic feet of consumption. The sanitary sewer charges for the use was $631.68 and $57.68.

It was verified by the city staff the spillage did not enter the sanitary sewer system.

The committee passed the motion to reduce the sanitary sewer charge for each month to $30.68, a total adjustment of $628.