Council OKs fogger purchase

Published 1:01 am Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Opp City Council on Monday night voted to proceed with a purchase of a mosquito fogger and give the mayor authority to negotiate the price if it is within $200 of the quoted price.

Clarke, a company based out of Illinois, quoted the city $10,164.54 in December for the Grizzly OHV Smart Flow fogger, but Mayor John Bartholomew was concerned the price could have increased since then and asked for leeway to make the purchase.

“If we are going to spray, we need to buy one,” he said. “The price may have gone up or gone down. I would like for you to give me the authority to get it if it has gone up.”

Council members Bobby Ray Owens and T.D. Morgan agreed it should not be more than $200 more.

Councilman Mike Booth said $400.

Councilwoman Mary Brundidge said she would like to see the equipment before purchase, while Councilman Arlin Davis did not want to offer comment on an overage.

“I know we need one,” he said.

Ultimately, the council decided to give the mayor authority to go $200 over, but to bring it back to the table if it was more.

In other business,

• Bartholomew said that the channel for which the city council meetings are air has changed to Channel 12, and the meetings air Mondays at 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 7 p.m.