Council Approves Purchase of Snow Blower

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City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

City of Sheridan staff participated in an on-site demonstration last week of a loader mounted snow blower. That snow blower is now property of the City, as the Council Monday night approved the purchase in the amount of $188,800.

Public Works Director Nic Bateson reported to the Council that one of the two snow blowers that the City owns has broke down twice in the last week and has caused major staffing down time, continued maintenance costs and additional delays in snow collection operations. He also talked about the benefits of the new piece of equipment.

Bateson explains why the City didn't have to adhere to the regular bidding process.

Bateson indicated that the snow blower is a demo unit with only 20 hours of operation on it. He added that it will be funded using the Fixed Asset Reserve that's specific for equipment replacement.

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