City awards $35,000 bid for sewer root control; receives TRIM grant

October 19, 2012

in Local

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

The Sedalia City Council met for their bi-weekly session on Monday evening and during the session the council approved several bids and ordinances, including awarding a bid for the chemical root control of sanitary sewer lines.

The council awarded a bid to Municipal Sales, Inc. of Queensbury, New York for the chemical root control up to the budgeted amount of $35,000.

The city has never contracted work with Municipal Sales, but they come with very strong references.

The council approved the agreement, provided Municipal Sales, Inc. provide proof that they have registered with the Missouri Secretary of State office.

In other council news, council members approved a resolution that allows the City of Sedalia to pursue securing of a Missouri Department of Transportation Grant under United States Transportation Enhancement funds that were released by the State of Missouri.

If acquired, the funds would be used for a Downtown Gateway.

This authorization also city staff to prepare the grant request.

Any funding awarded would then need to be approved by the council. Local support for the request is required. Letter if support will need to be secured from local entities that are interested in this project.

The City of Sedalia was awarded a $10,000 TRIM grant by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The grant is to be used to inventory approximately 1,800 right-of-way trees.

Of the $10,000 grant, the city’s cost share portion is $3,650. Of this amount $3,500 can be paid with in-kind routine tree labor.

The council approved an agreement between the City of Sedalia and Davey Resource Group for the inventory work. The council approved the agreement with Davey Resource Group in the amount of $10,500.

The council also approved and accepted an additional services agreement between the City of Sedalia and New World Systems Corporation.

New World Systems Corporation has been the software vendor for the City of Sedalia’s police department records management system for the past 15 years.

The agreement allows New World Systems Corporation to move police department programs to a virtual environment. This would bring the Sedalia Police Department to current computing industry standards.

The contract to provide software design and implementation is in the amount of $15,000. Of this amount $10,000 has already been budgeted. The remaining balance will be absorbed by other areas in the IT budget.

During Monday’s meeting the council approved a records destruction from the Sedalia Police Department Records Division. This a request that is made on a periodically basis.

The council also approved an agreement between the City of Sedalia and Foley Equipment Company for the annual maintenance of the city’s emergency generator.

The annual cost for the maintenance would be $2,424 per year on a three-year contract.

The emergency generator backs up all Pettis County 911, City 911 and Sedalia Police Department functions.

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