Utilities approve purchase of service valve

Matt Lasley Reporter

November 12, 2013

The Leitchfield Utilities Commission approved the purchase of a high service valve for the City’s water treatment plant during its regularly-scheduled Thursday, November 7 meeting.

At the October 3, Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Kevin Pharis reported that the high service valve number three was leaking approximately 80 gallons per minute at the plant.

The Commission had originally intended to purchase a valve from Layne Christensen Company at the quoted cost of $7,002.

However, during the Nov. 7 meeting, it was reported that Layne Christensen no longer had the necessary valve and would not have a replacement for 15 to 20 weeks.

With this knowledge, Attorney David Vickery recommended the Commission approve the purchase of the next lowest price quote from C.I. Thornburg.

C.I. Thornburg, located in Bowling Green, had given the quoted price of $7,220, which the Commission passed a motion to purchase.

In other business:

*The Commission passed a motion to allow declare five items as surplus so they could be put up for sale on govdeals.com with reserves.

*Utilties Chairman Robert Crawford reported that the City of Leitchfield and Leitchfield Utilities Christmas party would be held at the Centre on Main on Friday, December 13 at 6 p.m.

*Crawford reported that a reception was to be held for Kathy Darst on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

*The Commission went into executive session over potential litigation and personnel.