City approves equipment purchases


Leader Staff

Shawano officials this week approved a bid for the 2014 concrete sidewalk program, along with more than $200,000 in other spending on capital equipment purchases and services.

Work on the city’s sidewalks was awarded to Cerveny Construction Inc., of Shawano, in the amount of $41,150. The city had budgeted $45,000 for the program this year.

The Shawano Common Council also approved annual transformer purchases for Shawano Municipal Utilities from Resco (Rural Electric Supply Cooperative), of Madison, in the amount of $56,943.

Several purchases were also approved for the Department of Public Works, including a Volvo L60G rubber-tire wheel loader with grapple in the amount of $132,140 from Airing Equipment, of De Pere. The amount includes the trade-in of an older model. The city had budgeted $135,000 for the purchase.

The council also approved the purchase of a Geo 6000 GeoXH Handheld GPS in the amount of $6,690 from Seiler Instrument Inc. The company is headquartered in St. Louis. The city uses a hand-held GPS to mark and locate infrastructure and update it into the city’s mapping system.

Also awarded to Seiler was a $37,995 bid for the purchase of a Trimble S6 robotic total station. Public Works Coordinator Eddie Sheppard said the station is the department’s primary piece of surveying equipment, and the primary tool for engineering city streets and utility infrastructure.

The Common Council also awarded this year’s crack sealing program to Crack Filling Service Corp., of Cross Plains, in the amount of $1.19 per pound for up to $ 10,000 worth of crack sealing repair work. The sealant is used in city streets to prevent water from infiltrating and damaging the base material.