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May 12, 2014

City opens bids for 6 new buses

Federal funds to cover 80 percent of cost; Board opens bids for city trucks

TERRE HAUTE — The City of Terre Haute appears set to purchase six new medium-duty buses for its transit department.

On Monday, the Board of Public Works and Safety opened bids from three financial institutions seeking to finance the purchase of the buses, whose combined purchase price is $545,394.

Community Leasing Partners of Manhattan, Kansas, offered the lowest interest rate at 2.29 percent over five years. The annual payments would be $116,177.

Riddell National Bank offered the second lowest interest rate (2.39 percent), while First Financial Bank’s bid had the highest rate at 2.98 percent.

Community Leasing Partners is currently financing the city’s 2012 purchase of 21 police cars and also won the business to finance the purchase of two new fire trucks for the city in January of this year. The company specializes in providing financing to local governments.

The five-person board voted to take the bids under advisement and is expected to select one of the financial institutions at its next meeting later this month.

The 24-seat buses would bring the city’s fleet up to 15 buses, said Brad Miller, transportation director for the City of Terre Haute. The federal transportation department will cover 80 percent of the cost of the new buses, while the city will pay a 20-percent match, he said.

The buses should be on the road by the first of July, Miller said following the board meeting, which took place Monday afternoon in City Hall.

• In other business, the board also opened bids from five area auto dealerships to sell the Terre Haute Street Department four new pickup trucks. The lowest bid came from Bob Bowen Ford at $89,812 for all four trucks or $22,453 per vehicle. Those bids were also taken under advisement.

• Also Monday, the board approved a contract with the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis and Kappes to provide representation for the city in future contract negotiations with the firefighters union. Attorney Michelle Cooper with Lewis and Kappes has conducted the past three rounds of negotiations with the firefighters on behalf of the city, said Chou-il Lee, city attorney. Her rates have remained unchanged, he told the board.

Cooper’s fee is $250 per hour while work performed by paralegals on the city’s behalf would be billed at $130 per hour, according to the contract.

The Board of Public Works and Safety oversees contracts for the City of Terre Haute. Its five members are appointed by the mayor.

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