The Chatfield City Council approved the sale of its 2005 Sterling Plow Truck to the city of Wykoff for $28,000 at the council’s April 26 meeting. Councilors Paul Novotny and Mike Urban were absent.
Brian Burkholder, Superintendent of City Services, reported the city council approved the purchase of a new Freightliner plow truck last November, which should be delivered in May. The City of Wykoff approached Burkholder about the purchase of the used Sterling truck. Wykoff offered $1,000 over the offered trade-in value of $27,000. The City Council had approved the purchase at the $28,000 bid.
Chatfield purchased the 2005 plow truck in 2004 for $50,664 and purchased equipment that was installed on it for $33,717. The sale to Wykoff was approved as recommended by Burkholder.
Burkholder requested approval for the purchase of a dump body, tommy dump gate, backpack and plow for the plow truck. He presented three quotes for the equipment. The low quote in the amount of $27,296 submitted by Crysteel Truck Equipment was approved as recommended.
Burkholder requested and received approval for the hire of Kevin Koch as a summer helper (May through September). Koch worked as a summer helper last year. The city advertised for two summer helpers; Koch was the only applicant.
Other business in brief
• Approval was given for the hire of a list of lifeguards for the coming swimming pool season.
• Carmen Narveson requested use of City Park for the Chatfield Brass Band summer concert series. The use of the park was approved.
• The use of City Park and the closure of some streets was approved for Western Days, August 12 through 15.
• Mayor Russ Smith proclaimed April 30 to be Arbor Day and May to be Arbor Month. Trees are an important part of the community.
• The Committee of the Whole met prior to the city council meeting. A proposal to develop a Strategic Plan from HueLife for the city was presented and discussed. An update was given by Craig Britton on a strategy to transition Planning & Zoning services. He noted that there should not be an interruption of services.
• Public Services Committee met and discussed a proposal from the Ambulance Department to purchase five new pagers and three wireless headsets. This will be considered by the city council at their next meeting.
The city ordinance that limits the number of dogs per household to two was also discussed. There has been a request to allow three dogs. The committee wants to keep the ordinance as it is.