The Cartersville City Council approved four purchases and a final change order for the total amount of $559,485.53 during their most recent meeting.
The final change order that was approved for the council was for a replacement for a volt switchgear for pumps at the water treatment plant. This purchase was approved back and 2021 and faced numerous delays but was recently completed. The final price for these repairs was $334,660.00, which $50,000.00 cheaper than the original price. This deduction was due to the unused contingencies that were placed on this project.
The largest of the new purchases that were made was for a replacement Ford F-250 and F-150 for the gas department. The total amount of these two truck purchases was $106,761.00 and will be coming from Ed Murdock Superstore. These two purchases were not budgeted, but funds from the gas department revenue to complete this purchase.
The fire department had a purchase approved for a new air compressor that is used to provide clean air to firefighters. The current compressor in use is from 2002 and it was stated that it has become increasingly difficult to find parts to repair. The total amount of this purchase was $61,127.61 which includes an extended warranty add on for five years after the installation of the compressor.
The last two purchases that were made was for emergency repairs to a fire truck which fell just over $10,000 and repairs to a sewer lift station for $46,882.92. The water department stated that the entire lift station is set to be replaced in the next year and the replacement would cost $30,000 more to ultimately be replaced by the new lift station. All of these purchases were approved unanimously by the city council.