The Terre Haute Board of Public Works Monday approved $4,627 in repair work for a cooling system for the city's bus terminal waiting area.
"We are cool, but the riders are not. We have the doors open...but our candy bars are melting," Terre Haute Transit Director Debbie Hensley told the board.
The transit's heat pump system will likely need replacing next year, Hensley told the board.
The board also approved an insurance consulting agreement with ONI Risk Partners to serve as a third party oversight.
City Attorney Eddie Felling the intent "is to allow us to keep third party oversight in terms of our insurance now that we have switched to the Teamsters," Felling said.
ONI can provide analysis of the two-year insurance plan, Felling said. The board approved a new contract with a per member price, estimated to cost $33,600.
"Ats some point probably, (we should) rebid to see how competitive Anthem is, anyway, even if we love where we are at with the Teamsters," Felling said.
In other issues, the board approved $92,733 for a lease of a Lenco BearCat, a wheeled armored personnel carrier, for the Terre Haute Police Department.
The department is to be reimbursed through a federal grant that pays up to $100,00, said Terre Haute Police Sgt. Steve Lockard, who oversees the department’s fleet services.
The board also approved a request from Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No. 157 to close streets for the annual Labor Day Parade on Sept. 3. The route will close Wabash Avenue from 4th Street to 13th Street; Poplar Street from First Street to 4th Street; 12th Street from Ohio Street to Chestnut Street; 11th Street from Ohio Street to Chestnut Street; Fourth Street from Wabash Avenue to Poplar Street; First Street from Oak Street to Poplar Street.
Additionally, the board approved a request from Jennifer Mullen to close Lafayette Avenue from Buckeye Street to Maple Avenue on July 13 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a 12 Points Car Show.