The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Stronghurst To Purchase Generators

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

The Village of Stronghurst board held a special meeting on Monday, June 15th for the purpose of purchasing two generators for the water plant for use when the power goes off.

Ronnie Gittings explained that on Friday morning, June 12th the water plant did not have phase 3 power until 10:30 a.m..

Stronghursr residents had been without electricity from Wednesday evening until the early morning hours on Friday and then arose to find there was no water, not knowing the water plant was still without the power they needed.

Gittings had received two bids for generators, Winters Electric and Plate Services, Inc. Shane Reed had also been down to look at the situation but had not submitted a bid.

The bids were different in the fact that Winters quoted a price for a 48 kw generator for the filter plant while Plate quoted a 45kw. Winters quoted a price for a 30 kw generator for the well house and Plate quoted a 25kw. Winters bid was for about $35,000 and Plates was for $27,823.

Gittings had also contacted West Central FS and priced the cost of putting a 500 gallon LP tank, which would cost $1300. Gitting said the generator would not need to run 24 hours a day, that it could be turned on in the morning, fill the water tower and that would last through the night until the next day.

The board voted unanimously to accept the bid from Winter Electric and to go with FS for the LP gas.

Present were: Mayor Gary Root; Trustees, Mike Bohnenkamp, Amanda Kane, Betty Waterman, Jim Spiker, Brendan Schaley, David Vancil; Employees, Lou Ann Nortrup, Ronnie Gittings, Arbry Vancil, Katrina Sherman; Guests, Byron Burg, Albert Renken, Virginia Ross, Shirley Linder.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, July 6th, at 7:00 .p.m.