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Trustees Approve Police Vehicle, Road Project Expenditures

A number of expenditures were approved at the board's June 12 meeting.

unanimously approved a number of expenditures Tuesday night, including the purchase of new police vehicles and a contract for storm sewer televising.

Here's a look at actions taken by the board:

  • Trustees approved a bid of $55,430 from Visu-Sewer of Illinois to perform sanitary and storm sewer televising. The village received four bids for the project, ranging from Visu-Sewer's bid on the low end to a high bid of just under $78,120. Funds from the village's water and sewer capital account will cover the cost of the project.
  • The village will spend $29,100 to purchase radio signal water meter reading equipment from HD Supply. The equipment, when installed, "is capable of collecting additional data for leak detection and of being read via walk-by, drive-by or fixed base equipment," according to board meeting documents.
  • Trustees approved an engineering services agreement with Civiltech Engineers for $187,948 to perform the design, permitting, bidding and construction inspection for the reconstruction portion of the 2013 road project.
  • The village will purchase three police vehicles — including two Ford SUV police interceptor vehicles and a Ford sedan police interceptor — from of Libertyville. The village received three bids for the SUVs, with Napleton Ford coming in about $300 above the lowest bidder, "however, that difference will be offset by not having to send staff to Currie Motors in Frankfort, Illinois," according to board meeting documents. Of the three bids received for the Ford sedan, Napleton Ford was the lowest.

Trustees also unanimously approved amending the 2011-12 budget to reflect a number of overages, including:

  • Unbudgeted items purchased and reimbursed with grant proceeds, $128,200
  • A transfer from the General Fund to the Sports Complex, $64,600
  • Additional litigation costs, $145,700
  • The cost for an independent contractor for recreation programs due to increased enrollment, $51,320
  • Additional pension costs for unbudgeted new retirees in the police and fire pension funds, $220,005

This $642,215 in overages will be covered through additional revenues that were above the budget or through prior year fund balances.

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