By Alex Haglund
The City of Nashville approved the purchase of a new SCADA system (Supervisory Control And Data Aquisition) for the water plant. This is the computer that runs and oversees operations at the plant.
Water Committee Chairman Doug Hargan brought a recommendation from city engineers Curry and Associates for the city to purchase a SCADA computer system from R.E. Pedrotti and Company for a cost of $258,821.
Hargan, along with Curry and Associates and Utilities Superintendent Blaine Middleton, have been researching a new SCADA system for the last several months, with Hargan even mentioning options, but then tabling them, at the earlier May meeting.
The board approved the purchase of the SCADA system.
Another purchase that the city has been looking into for the last few meetings is a rig for mosquito spraying, an idea that came about when the city found out that the business that had been spraying for them in past seasons was closing due to the owner retiring.
Street Department Superintendent Rich Schuette brought a suggested purchase of a Cougar Msoquito Sprayer to the council at a cost of $9,813.73 for the equipment, along with $1,058 for a case of chemicals, for a total cost of $11,089.73.
Schuette told the council that the equipment should be arriving the next week (which is to say, this week, around the time of publication), and training of employees on the equipment is scheduled for June 7 or 8.
The street department’s summer hours will begin the week following Memorial Day. Summer hours are 6 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.
Logan Gill, whose hiring was recommended at the first May council meeting, was hired as a street department employee and began work on Monday, May 22.
Steven Reuss was hired as summer help for the gas department.
City Treasurer Ricki Heggemeier presented the April report. The report was approved by the council and filed for audit.
The council voted to have the city make a $100 donation to sponsor a hole at the Ladie’s Gold League’s annual Ladies Golf Tournament, to be held on June 10.
The city council approved a motion at the last regular April meeting which allows board members to be present at a meeting electronically and at this meeting, Mayor Erik Rolf was present via speakerphone. While he was counted in attendance, because he was not physically present, the meeting was presided over by Mayor Pro Tem, Councilman Terry Kozuszek.