Council approves purchase of motorgrader

The purchase of a motorgrader for the City of Borger Public Works department has been approved.The council took action on the purchase during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.The City of Borger has been utilizing an old motorgrader that quit working this past year. The council funded the purchase of another grader from current funds.The motorgrader is used by the street department for alleys, roadways and snow removal, as well as ad hoc construction projects. Only one bidder came forward, which was Warren Cat, with a total bid of $88,620.29. The proposed grader is already being used by the department, according to Ralph Earles, assistant director of public works.The cost of the motorgrader itself is $86,150.49 and the one-year powertrain and hydraulic system warranty bring the total to $88,620.29.The city will fund a little less than $88,620.29 for the used motorgrader from the equipment fund.In other business, the council approved the reappointment of Glendon Jett for another term on the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors.Jett filled an unexpired two-year term in 2008 of a board member that moved from the area, and was reappointed to a full-term in 2009. His current term ends on July 31, and he has expressed desire to serve again.Council members attending the meeting were Charles Gillingham, Bubba Dickson, Leon DeWeese, Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Vinyard, and Mayor Jeff Brain.