City Council to vote on waiving bidding procedures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Charleston City Council will meet Tuesday to vote on waiving bidding procedures for purchases in which the city can spend up to $289,474 total.

Two resolutions will be for the Public Works Department, one to purchase a 2020 Ford F350 V8 diesel flatbed truck for no more than $67,493 and the other to purchase a 2019 John Deere Tractor with a Tiger Boom Mower attachment for no more than $120,000 from Rahn Equipment Company.

The council will also vote on a resolution that will waive bidding procedures for the purchase of a 2020 Ford F150 V6 truck for the Maintenance Department and a 2020 Ford F150 V8 truck in the Street Department. The purchases are not to exceed $58,481.

Council members will also vote waiving the bidding procedures on the purchase of a new 2021 TV450B compact track loader for the Street Department, that will be $43,500. The track loader will be purchased from Birkey’s Construction Equipment.

Currently the rates for water and sewer service within corporate limits are $15.94 per 1,000 gallons for the first 10,000 gallons and $15.34 per 1,000 gallons for anything over 10,000 gallons.

The rate for Eastern is $15.34 per 1,000 gallons.

The rates for the use of water services only within corporate limits are $14.49 per 1,000 gallons for the first 10,000 gallons and $13.93 per 1,000 gallons for anything over 10,000 gallons.

The ordinance proposes an increase in the rates.

If approved, rates for water and sewer service within corporate limits will be $16.42 per 1,000 gallons for the first 10,000 gallons and $15.76 per 1,000 gallons for anything over 10,000 gallons.

The rate for Eastern will be $15.76 per 1,000 gallons.

The rates for the use of water services only within corporate limits will be $14.78 per 1,000 gallons for the first 10,000 gallons and $14.12 per 1,000 gallons for anything over 10,000 gallons.

Four proclamations will also be voted on:

Recognizing April as Parliamentary Law Month

Recognizing April 4-10 as National Library Week

Recognizing April 30 as Arbor Day

Recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month

The council will also vote on the reappointment of Adam Fifield to a 3-year term on the Fire and Police Board of Commissioners.

The continuation of the local state of emergency will also be voted on.

According to the resolution, “The nature of the emergency is the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of sufficient severity and magnitude that it may result in or threaten the death or illness of persons to such an extent that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Charleston, and thereby it has warranted an emergency declaration for all states and local government entities and more specifically within the corporate limits of the City of Charleston.”

The staff recommends that council waive the layover and approve the item.

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the Council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further. Public comment can be made or submitted remotely via email to [email protected] Those interested in submitting public comment should send emails prior to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and indicate in the subject line: CC: 04/06/2021, so the city clerk knows the email is public comment for the meeting.

 

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]