Fire department seeks new generator

By Sam Wildow -

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission will be covering a light agenda for their upcoming meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 3.

There are two resolutions on the agenda regarding a new generator for the Piqua Fire Department. According to the staff report, the fire department is seeking to purchase a new generator, as their current diesel generator is approximately 30 years old. They are planning to repurpose that unit for the Piqua Water Department.

The new generator that they are seeking approval to purchase will allow the fire department to run natural gas or propane depending on the type of natural disaster they could be facing.

The city budgeted $60,000 for this purchase. The actual expenditure is expected to be $40,755 as bid with Buschur Electric plus a 10 percent contingency.

The commission will also be asked to approve a purchase order to Ritter Plumbing Company, Inc. for the installation of a gas line for the new generator for the fire department. That purchase order will be for the amount of $8,250.

The last two resolutions on the agenda concern granting utility easements to the city of Piqua. The city is requesting approval to secure a utility easment over land located at 299 Linden Ave. for the purpose of storm water management. The city is also requesting approval for a utility easement for land located at Linden Avenue and 208 Ford Drive for the same purpose.

There are be three proclamations on the commission’s agenda, including:

• Recognition of America Recycles Day, with Health and Sanitation Director Amy Welker accepting

• Honoring Veteran’s Day in the city of Piqua

• Honoring William H. Pitsentbarger Day in the city of Piqua

The next Piqua City Commission meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in commission chambers on the second floor of the municipal building located at 201 W. Water St.

NOTE: Coverage of the Tuesday, Nov. 3, Piqua City Commission meeting will be in the Thursday edition of the Daily Call due to elections coverage.

By Sam Wildow

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall