Board of Works accepts quotes for sewer lining work

BEDFORD – The Bedford Board of Works accepted quotes from Granite Inliner for sewer lining work throughout the city this year.

According to Utility Director Misty Adams, the project will combine this year’s sewer lining project and last year’s that didn’t get completed. The project cost for 2020 was $149,000 and 2021 projects will cost $141,000.

Sewer lining projects this year:

  • 29th Street – 12-inch sewer lining – 1,000 ft.
  • Fairground Lane – 8-inch sewer lining – 782 ft.
  • U Street and 8th Street – 8-inch sewer lining – 400 ft.
  • Hillside Drive – 8-inch sewer lining – 365 ft.
  • Q Street – 8-inch sewer lining – 200 ft.
  • 5th Street and J Street – 8-inch sewer lining – 400 ft.

The sewer lines will be cleared of roots and debris, and then the liner replaced for each of these areas.

In other business the board:

  • Approved a standard operating procedure for the fire department to recoup the cost of training, physicals, gear, and uniform reimbursement for firefighters who do not complete a full four years on the fire department before leaving or transferring to another fire department. A similar procedure is already in place for the police department.
  • Approved amending a standard operating procedure for the fire department in regards to Aerial/Ladder Incident responses. The new procedure eliminates the mention of Ladder 3 which was sold several years ago by the fire department.
  • Approved a standard operating procedure for the Safe Haven Baby Box.
  • Approved Transportation Director Dennis Parsley’s request to dispose of a TASC bus that blew an engine. By Indiana Department of Transportation policy, the bus can be disposed of if it is more than four years old and has more than 100,000 miles. The bus which is a 2015 16-passenger bus is past the four-year period but did not have the required mileage. Replacement of the engine would cost more than $13,900.
  • Approved the request of Wisely Pyrotechnics Inc. fireworks agreement for the July 4th fireworks show at Wilson Park. The agreement includes the payment of a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000. The city is currently accepting donations. You can make a donation by contacting City Hall.
  • Accepted Brown Equipment’s quote to purchase a rebuilt Global Street Sweeper for $74,000 and a trade-in.
  • Approved the disposal of a 2011 Chevrolet Caprice police car after the engine blew on the vehicle.