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Winnsboro OKs buying new truck

First Posted: 9:31 am - June 20th, 2015

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WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Town Council approved several recommendations and opted to sponsor Fairfield Memorial Foundations Blue Grass and Blue Jeans Benefit during its most recent meeting.

Council approved capital expenditures for the wastewater department, the Old Armory and the purchase of a new truck for the streets and sanitation department.

“I request you allow me on July 1 to order a new truck, instead of waiting until the third week,” said Bill Castles, building inspector, zoning administrator and Parks, Streets and Sanitation Director for the Town of Winnsboro. “The old boy we’re driving now, it’s on half a leg now.”

The new truck will be a locally purchased Chevrolet 2500.

“We’re downsizing from a 3500 to a 2500,” Castles said. “We don’t need a dual wheel truck to pull a lawnmower, but it is a crew cabin.”

The Finance Committee voted to recommend the request. Town Council voted unanimously to approved the purchase, which has an estimated cost of $22,000.

Council also approved an increase on the limit of the number of Streets and Sanitation employees from 13 employees to 14 employees.

Council approved a request from the Wastewater Department.

“We’ve got one of the critical blowers for one of the aeration tanks at the wastewater tank has gone out,” said Town Manager Don Wood. “It’s a big task.”

During the Monthly Finance Meeting, Finance Committee recommended allowing Randall Supply Inc. to perform the work at a cost of $39,994.

The job includes disassembling the blower and motor, removing them from the blower building, transporting them to and from the shop, repairs, returning the motor and blower, reassembling the motor and blower using laser alignment tools and performing a test run.

Council approved the recommendation unanimously.

The replacement of the Old Armory’s rooftop air conditioning unit was approved. Walker White Inc. will replace the unit at the base price of $7,178.

“We feel that’s a good price and these people are available on short notice,” Wood said, adding there is some urgency to the replacement. “We’ve got to get this thing in by Thursday, because it’s rented for Saturday for a wedding,” Wood said.

The Finance Committee recommended the replacement and it was approved unanimously by Council.

Winnsboro Town Council agreed to sponsor Fairfield Memorial Foundation’s Blue Grass and Blue Jeans Benefit for $250. The sponsorship will be provided from council contingency.

Winnsboro Town Council’s next meeting is July 7 at 6:15 p.m. at Winnsboro Town Hall.

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