Staff recommends approval of purchase request 42570 to Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. for wood pole inspection and treatment for a total amount of $75,000.00.
The Electric Department conducts wood pole inspections on an 8-year cycle based on Florida Statute 366.04(5). The Public Service Commission requests utilities to report annually on the results of wood pole inspections to assure the development of adequate and reliable Electric Grids. Inspections identify dangerous poles that may be rotten due to decay or poles that do not meet the minimum strength requirements. Any poles found to have defects must be repaired or replaced.
As part of their proposed solution for the City of Leesburg, Osmose will provide hosting of all pole inspection data collected for the duration of the project via Osmose Online Data.
There is a current agreement between the City of Leesburg and Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. which is in effect until November 10, 2012. This agreement was approved by the City Commission on July 13, 2009 under Resolution #8477. Annual expenditure approval will be sought from the Commission.
1. Approve purchase request 42570 to Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. for a total amount of
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funds are available for this purpose in the account listed.
Prepared by: _Armida Jones_______
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City Manager ___________________
Account No. _041-1062-531.46-25__
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