By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — Water Tower Clean and Coat, Inc. has been hired by the Colfax Village Board to inspect and clean the village’s water tower at a cost of $2,800.
The Colfax Village Board approved hiring Water Tower Clean and Coat at the August 27 board meeting.
Water Tower Clean and Coat, Inc., is out of Lodi.
The village also received a bid from Midco Diving and Marine Services, Inc. for $2,799. Midco is out of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Village board members said they preferred to contract with a company out of Wisconsin to “keep it local.”
Water Tower Clean and Coat will scuba dive into the 150,000 gallon water tower. The inspection will result in a prepared report to satisfy the five-year inspection requirement from the state Department of Natural Resources.
Exterior and interior photographs will be provided, along with an analysis of the coating thickness, recommendations and cost estimates.
The “dive clean” portion of the inspection will include videotaping of the interior of the water tower and the removal of sediment while the water tower and the reservoir remain in service.
A five-page report will be provided to the village after the inspection.
The price from Water Tower Clean and Coat included the videotape and report.
Although the price quoted by Midco was essentially the same, the video and report were listed separately.
In other business, the Colfax Village Board:
• Approved a temporary Class “B”/ “Class B” picnic license for the Colfax Fire Fighters Association for September 8 and September 9 for the Colfax Fairgrounds for the Colfax Firefighters’ Ball.
• Approved a six-month Class “B”/ “Class B” picnic license for the Colfax Commercial Club for the Colfax Municipal Building and Tower Park. The license covers the period from September 1, 2018, to February 28, 2019.
• Learned that the Village of Colfax had a 42 percent voter turnout for the primary election on August 14.
• Learned that Tim Rundle, Department of Public Works, has resigned. His last day of employment with the village will be September 4.