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City approves purchases

Purchases of a sewer line camera and diving board were authorized by the Fairbury City Council Wednesday night.

The new sewer line inspection camera for the Wastewater Department is $9,957. This Envirosight VeriSight Pro push camera system has a digital interface which displays real-time inspection footage on an LCD and records up to 90 hours of inspection video to internal memory.

“It has a lot of capabilities for the price,” said Sewer Superintendent Brad Duncan. “That’s a nice camera.”

The camera the city had been renting does not have as many features. City Superintendent Brett Ashburn said there are budget appropriations for small equipment such as this.

In another matter, Ashburn explained a state inspector noticed a crack in the swimming pool’s lower diving board so it needs to be replaced by next season. Alderman Gary Norris made the motion to purchase the new board for $4,653. The Duraflex aluminum diving board weighs 165 pounds with a width of over 19 inches. It tapers from the tip to fulcrum and maintains a thicker section.

Duncan updated the council on the new sewer plant which has fully operational head works. This is the first phase.

“We are moving along,” Duncan noted.

A generator at Seventh Street is fully operational along with one at the plant. Everything seemed to handle last weekend’s heavy rainfall just fine.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the Fairbury City Council:

-Approved pay request #18 for the sewer project in the amount of $610,260.61.

-Added Chief of Police McCormick and City Superintendent Ashburn as check signers on the Police Restricted Funds account and the Unawarded Seized Funds account at Bank of Pontiac.

-Approved the consent agenda which included Jan. 8 meeting minutes, check register and overtime report.

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