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Council approves 2002 street program

Tuesday, February 5, 2002

SIKESTON - The Fiscal Year 2002 Street Program was approved by Sikeston City Council members during their regular meeting Monday.

Tom Bridger, public works director, said in aiming for a target of $750,000 he was able to trim the program's request to a total of $704,000.

The street program will only include two reconstruction projects, "but it does contain numerous (blacktop) overlays," according to Bridger.

The two reconstruction projects are Lynual from Harlene to the dead-end; and South Ingram from Helen to Ables.

Streets with sections slated for overlays are: North, Pin Oak, Shelby, Vaughn, William, Branum, Murray Lane, Delmar, Fourth, Ralph, Betty, Dona and Ingram.

In other street department action by the council, members approved the purchase of a new street sweeper from Woody's Municipal for a total of $122,904 with trade-in.

Woody's bid a Johnston 4000 model priced at $167,904 and offering $45,000 trade-in under the two-year buy back agreement.

Also bidding was Eco Systems which offered a M 6000 SE for $151,995 with a trade-in offer of $20,000 for a total of $131,995.

The third vendor solicited, Key Equipment, did not return a bid.

Woody's will also buy the new unit back in two years for $50,000 or in three years for $39,000, according to city staff.

Bridger said this is the third replacement cycle for city street sweepers. He said the cycle, which keeps the machines under full warranty except for wear items, saved the city $45,000 in repairs last year on one machine.