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City uses Rainy Day Fund to cover expenses

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council held a public hearing during its regular meeting Tuesday for the purpose of an additional appropriation of $60,000.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, the appropriation, from the city’s Rainy Day Fund, was needed to cover costs of equipment purchases in the past several months.
In November, the city’s Board of Works and Safety approved the purchase of televising equipment, or video cameras designed to view sewer lines and capture digital video images from inside the pipes.
The cameras would be used to help map previously undocumented sewer lines and subterranean structures such as manholes, as well as monitoring weaknesses, pipe damage and potential future damage.
The city purchased the equipment from Brown Equipment of Fort Wayne for $179,200.
Earlier in the month, the board approved the purchase of a base unit and a cross-band box to be located in the communications office costing $71,444.
The appropriation will be sent to the Department of Local Finance for approval.

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