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City Council votes on restoration

Posted: Thursday, Oct 31st, 2013




KEMMERER — The Kemmerer City Council met shortly before snow started falling on the evening of Monday, Oct. 28.

There were three new items on the agenda for the second council meeting in October. In comparison, no new items were brought to a vote at the previous meeting.

The first item of business that was up for discussion involved charges for copies, maps, and other items and services from the city.

The amount that the city charges for copies had not been updated since 1996, and therefore, there was no separate charge for color copies. The council voted and unanimously approved the update in charges for copies and maps, among other things.

The next item to come before the council concerned bids received for the Old City Hall project. The council had targeted one million dollars as an ideal budget; the low bid received—one of three total bids—was for approximately $1,090,000.

The council's vote unanimously approved the acceptance of the $1,090,000 bid. The timeline for the old city hall restoration project, once underway, is estimated at four to six months.

The final new business item before the council on Monday night proposed accepting one of the three bids for a snow removal truck.

The low bid received quoted the city approximately $59,000, but the next-lowest bid—which was for just over $65,000—included a stainless steel sander.

The council is able to bypass the lowest bid if it does not meet the specifications laid out by the city. In this case, the city of Kemmerer had stipulated that the sander needs to be stainless steel.

The council voted to accept the second-lowest ($65,000) bid, and it was approved unanimously.

For the complete article see the 10-31-2013 issue.

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