SCRANTON—Brian Foster and Pat Cox, BG Consultants, Inc., and Gary Wyatt, of Wyatt Streetscapes, attended the Oct. 18 Scranton City Council meeting to discuss the fourth change order and finalization of the city water distribution project.
“I have two things to discuss with the council this evening, one being pricing for the water tower antenna, and a change order from the last special meeting on the water project,” Foster said. “I discovered that I have an error on the change order and that will have to be corrected before you sign. But I do have final numbers with this change order that includes all the final quantities for the taping fee that were required, additional taps at the pump station, and some additional work on the utilities which comes to the total of $20,260.10. The additional foam for the meters is not included in this change order.”
“I think it would be best to approve this Change Order No. 4 and table the foam for the meters until pricing has been determined,” said Amy Miner, council member.
Miner motioned to approve the $20,260.10 for the change order and the council approved.
Foster discussed an antenna for the water tower. He compared pricing between two Topeka based businesses, Hayden Tower Service and Mid-American Consultants.
“We can use grant funding for this and I recommend you use Hayden Tower Service in Topeka,” Foster said. “They charge $2,300 to install the antennas. Mid-American’s charges $2,370 to provide all the programming equipment to install. I checked on whether the grant funding was applicable to use for this and it is. Our recommendation is to use Hayden Tower Service for the antenna and Mid-American Telemetry for the modem equipment as it will be compatible with your telemetry.”
“To me it makes more sense to use a system that is going to match our telemetry,” said Miner.
The council approved $2,300 for Hayden Tower Service to install the new antenna for the water tower and to Mid-American Telemetry for equipment, programming and modem at $2,370, a total of $4,670.
Cox said David Osborne is obtaining equipment booklets for the playground equipment for the city to have for reference of replacement parts in the future. Cox also stated the playground area has been reseeded.
Don Herron, Saturday in the Park, presented the city a $1,500 check for opening of the newly renovated park and another check for $6,000 for park improvements.
In other business, the council:
• heard from Brenda Lester, Scranton Athletic Association, who is transferring the associations funds to the city.
• heard from Todd Luckman, city attorney about implementing the drug testing policy.
“The personnel policy needs to be amended to incorporate this policy,” Lickman said. “State law states that the city needs to comply with this. We need to adapt a policy and find a laboratory to do the testing.”
• heard from Billy Brandt, resident, requested the city look at the transformer and light in his neighborhood that had recently been struck by lightning. Wes Wright, maintenance employee, stated he would.