Spending at the October 8, 2019 Trustee Meeting
The West Chester Board of Trustees met on October 8th. The following is a report on the spending from that meeting.
DeBra-Kuempel, Inc. – $ 102,225.20 – Replace cooling towers at Safety Service Center
When the Safety Service Center was purchased and remodeled for the police department in 2004, a new HVAC system was installed for this section of the building. The cooling towers for the HVAC system have reached the end of their useful life and are in need of replacement. We researched repairs and replacement options for the project, and have determined replacement is the most cost-effective option. Multiple quotes were solicited and DeBra-Kuempel has been selected to provide the materials and labor necessary to complete the replacement. This work is estimated to take about six weeks to complete. TIF funds will be utilized for this purchase. Therefore, the Police Department requests the Board approve a purchase order to DeBra-Kuempel, Inc. in the amount of $102,225.20. This amount includes a 10% contingency ($9,293.20).
JNT Excavating, LLC – $36,340.70 – Repair 15 Township water catch basins (CIP# 1235)
West Chester budgeted $400,000.00 (CIP# 1235) in 2019 to perform storm pipe maintenance throughout the Township. Several catch basins throughout the township are in need of repair. The Roads Division solicited quotes for the repair of 15 catch basins and have selected JNT Excavating, LLC to perform the work. The Community Services Department requests the Board approve a purchase order to JNT Excavating, LLC for $33,037.00 plus a 10% contingency in the
amount of $3,303.70, for a total purchase order amount of $36,340.70.
National Shotcrete, LLC – $30,415.00 – Repair Township storm pipe on Wethersfield Drive (CIP# 1235)
West Chester budgeted $400,000.00 (CIP# 1235) in 2019 to perform storm pipe maintenance throughout the Township. Several sections of storm pipe are in need of repair at the intersection of Wethersfield Drive and Park Ridge Court. The Roads Division solicited quotes for the work and have selected National Shotcrete, LLC to perform the work.
Franklin Equipment, LLC – $21,750.00 – Rent a Case 621 wheel loader for five months
The Roads Division is requesting permission from the Board to rent a Case 621 Wheel Loader with 2.75 yard bucket for five months (December 2019 through April 2020). The loader is essential to our winter operations in expediting the time it takes to load salt trucks as well as save wear and tear on our backhoe. In prior years, the loader was returned at the end of March. With the 2013 - 2014 winter season, the Roads Division determined it beneficial to keep the loader an additional month (end of April) for use in filling the dome at the end of the winter season to be able to begin the next winter season with a filled salt dome. This also allows us to purchase salt at the lower dumped rate. Multiple quotes were solicited and received. Franklin Equipment, LLC provided the best pricing and service at a rental cost of $4,300.00 per month plus $125 each for delivery and pickup.