City of Lyndhurst, Ohio Service and Sewers Committee
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November 1, 2010: Service and Sewers Committee

The Service & Sewers Committee will meet on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss the front end loader replacement.
Dale J. Fisher, Chairman
November 1, 2010: Service and Sewers Committee

The Service & Sewers Committee me on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. in the Conference room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center.
Present were Committee members Fisher, Frey and Schlessel. Also present were Councilmen Gambatese, LoPresti, Marko and Ward, as well as Mayor Cicero, Finance Director Kovalchik, Service Director Glady, representative from the SUN MESSENGER, and two visitors.
The topic of discussion was replacing the front end loader for the Service Department. As chairman of the Committee, I turned the meeting over to Service Director Rick Glady, to explain the need for replacing the front end loader. Rick had provided the committee with a fact sheet to aid the discussion. The front end loader needing to be replaced is a 1993 Case 721C. The fact sheet noted that this was the number one capital request for 2011 and that the current machine is almost 18 years old and has become unreliable and is a maintenance burden. To replace the machine now instead of next year provides two incentives. First, $12,000 can be saved in its cost by purchasing a 2010 model that is not equipped with the expensive new EPA system that is required on the 2011 models. Secondly, the new 2011 models use more fuel to operate and are problematic with maintenance issues related to the new emission system. As quoted directly from Rick Glady's memo "The front end loader is a vital piece of equipment for the Service Department. It is used on a daily basis throughout the year. It is also key for emergency response and cleanup after storms." The machine would be replaced by another Case front end loader and would be a 2010 unit Model 721E, which has many updated features since the last one that was purchased, including a new cab design that eliminates blind spots and greatly increases the safety of operating the machine.
Two options would be ordered with the machine, namely, a special front end bucket and secondly a new "auto lube" central lubrication system that would cut down on maintenance and extend the life of the machine Another incentive is that the City is being offered a $22,000 trade-in value for trading in the old machine which would be done. The cost of the new machine is $132,672.90, including the options and trading in the old loader.
The committee voted unanimously to approve this purchase and recommend it to Council for approval. With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:42 P.M.
Respectfully submitted,
Dale J. Fisher, Chairman
Service & Sewers Committee

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