Holstein council approves water tower agreement



The Holstein City Council took action on a water tower repair and maintenance agreement and two utility ordinances during its meeting at Lohff-Schumann Memorial Community Center May 3.

Brandon Vandermey of Viking Industrial Painting reviewed the results of an October 2020 water tower inspection, what repairs are needed and a maintenance contract.

The council approved the maintenance agreement with Viking Industrial Painting that would spread the cost over five years, at a cost of $49,500 each year.  The annual maintenance fee, beginning in year six, would be $12,500, with a planned adjustment in year nine.

Maguire Iron’s maintenance plan was as follows: upfront renovation total—$205,875; maintenance fees: $13,510 times four for $54,040; $205,875 plus $54,040 equals $259,915. The spread total for five years would be $51,983 per year. Year six annual maintenance fee of $14,888 includes any maintenance moving forward including inspections, cleaning, welding repairs and future painting.

Vandermey said, in talking to maintenance supervisor Scott Niemeier, Niemeier was in favor of doing all the work in one year and then start with the annual maintenance program. Part of Niemeier’s reasoning was the tower would be out-of-service approximately four weeks.



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