Each year the Street Department rents six motor graders to use for winter snow removal operations. The machines are delivered to the City on about October 15 of each year and they are kept until April 15. For the 2019-2020 snow removal season leasing six brand new blades was explored and appeared to be promising. On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, bids were opened for five-year leases on six new motor graders. The tabulation of bids is below:
Bidder Base Bid Annual Lease Payment Buyout____
Butler Machinery $288,000 $29,049.76 $182,000.00
RDO Equipment $291,000 $26,272.00 $197,000.00
Recommend council award the bid for a 5-year lease of six new motor graders to RDO Equipment in the amount of $26,272.00 per year per machine.