Ad bid for new truck goes before council [UPDATED]Published 9:59am Monday, January 21, 2013 Updated 12:00pm Monday, January 21, 2013
Due to aging and maintenance, a request for advertising bids for a new automated dump truck will go before city council on Tuesday.
This will allow for businesses to submit bids to the city to purchase a new automated dumptruck.
Public Works Director Anne Martens said this project is similar to the city’s capital improvement projects.
“The process is to reidentify the projects and the purchases during the budgeting process the year prior,” Martens said. “So this is one of those purchases that we knew about because we have an equipment replacement program.”
The truck replaces one of the city’s automated refuse trucks, she said, adding that aging trucks start costing more money.
“We do a replacement of the trucks every five years,” Martens said. “And that’s based on industry standards as well as our history with when the repairs and maintenance start increasing and their useful life has been expended (on the trucks).”
Residents shouldn’t notice any changes in services, Martens said, however, some commerial areas may need to be assessed to determine if the wider truck will fit in some city alleys.