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July 2, 2013

Covington council buys bucket truck

COVINGTON, Ind. — City council members Monday agreed to spend $116,810 for a new 2013 basic service truck from Altec of Indianapolis.

Electric superintendent Clint Karushis said he tried Waynetown’s new Altec bucket truck and was very impressed.

“It’s a super nice truck and everything runs smoothly on it.” Karushis said he was amazed at how easy the truck was to operate and the positions it could get into for pole work.

The city’s old bucket truck would only have a trade in value of $3,000, so Karushis suggested the city keep that truck and use it for trimming trees.

The new truck will allow one worker to go out and replace a transformer. Mayor Brad Crain said Karushis is working towards making the city’s electric department more efficient as a three-man crew versus the old four-man crew.

Karushis said the new truck should be received in three to four months after the order is placed.

In other business, city council members:

Passed motions to adopt Ordinance 2013-4, Ordinance 2013-5, and Ordinance 2013-6, which are the city’s new schedule of rates and charges for the city’s municipal electric, water, and waste water utilities. The new rates and charges will be advertised in the local newspaper for two weeks and a public hearing will conducted Aug. 5. The new rates and charges will go into effect Sept. 1. As discussed at previous council meetings, the rate changes are to help keep city utilities self-sufficient.

Heard a reminder from Crain about the citywide cleanup July 13 for residents from Seventh Street and westward and July 21 for residents from Seventh Street and eastward.

Received one bid for the street work on Washington Street and Railroad Street from Milestone Contractors of Veedersburg. Milestone bid $108,145 on Washington Street and bid $16,935 on Railroad Street. Council members voted and passed the motion to accept the total bid of $125,080 from Milestone.

Passed a 5-0 motion to deny a request for consideration from the Potawatomie festival group in Attica to stage the Potawatomie Festival parade in Covington on Sept. 22.

Approved closing a section of Fourth Street from the stop light on Liberty to the alley between Liberty and Washington Streets 5-9 p.m. EDT July 2. The Dime Store Café will be hosting an evening of entertainment from Andy Avery, a former Journey singer.

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