Albert Rukwaro
Special to The Gardner News
Gardner Disposal Service will continue providing trash service to residents of Edgerton after the Edgerton City Council renewed a $128,000 contract with the company.
The company’s $15 per dwelling per month bid was the lowest. City regulations call for the city to pay 50 percent of the cost per dwelling reducing the cost to $7.50 for residents.
Two other companies- Republic and Waste Management- also bid for the business.
Scott Peterson, assistant city administrator, told the council that the city has been satisfied with the service offered by Gardner Disposal.
“We already work with them, and we have a great relationship,” he said.
The contract will run for three years thru Dec. 31 2021.
With the approval of the selection, city staff will prepare an agreement with the service for consideration by the council during its March 14 meeting.
During the same meeting, the council asked the staff to tabulate the actual value of certain city properties to assist in determining the cost of purchasing a corporate insurance policy.
The corporate insurance policy includes several coverages such as property, crime, inland marine, employment practices, automobile and pollution liability.
Kevin O’Brien, consultant, estimated that the city would pay $92,539 in premiums compared to $85,867 last year.
“Some of the increase in cost over the previous renewal cost is due to updating replacement values or adding equipment,” said Karen Kindle, finance director.
O’Brien said that the city could save some money if the actual value of certain properties was determined to be lower than what is currently estimated.