A modest price increase for the town’s residential waste collection was accepted and approved by the City of Vandalia’s Board of Aldermen during their July 9 meeting for a three- year term ending June 30, 2015.
The third of a possible three renewals since 2006 with Dayne’s Waste Disposal was approved, resulting in an increase of fees by .15 cents annually. The cost is $8.99 effective July 1, 2013, $9.14 effective July 1, 2014, and $9.20 effective July 1, 2015.
According to city minutes, contracts with Dayne’s began on July 1, 2002 and was for four years. The contract is renewable up to five times in thee year increments at the city’s discretion. The first renewal was approved in December of 2006 for 2007 to 2009 and the second in August of 2009 for 2010 to 2012.
It was noted that Dayne’s has provided the city a quality service and has been responsive to requests and the price proposed is considered reasonable.
Aldermen authorized an agreement between Midland GIS Solutions and the city for GIS Mapping Services for a sewer manhole survey, sewer mapping, and webhosting. The cost is $20,850.
The manhole condition survey and sewer mapping are reportedly necessary to comply with requirements for wastewater treatment as its related to inflow and infiltration reduction. This will provide the city with digital sewer mapping. Web development and webhosting services for five months are included in the initial price.
Currently, there are $17,850 budgeted for this item with the difference in the price being web development and hosting. Additional costs will come from the sewer surcharge fund. Web services are expected to be valuable for many city applications.
An initial draft agreement was presented. Work could proceed as early as late summer and early fall.
Aldermen authorized the execution of a Utility Relocation Agreement between the city and Pike County. The agreement relates to bridge replacement near the reservoir under where there is a raw water line.
In May, the city council authorized funding to provide the pipe and casing for the project. Most recent estimates are approximately $10,000.
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