Skip to content

Bismarck discusses gasoline purchases for city vehicles

BISMARCK — The Bismarck Board of Aldermen discussed the possibility of purchasing fuel for city vehicles from more than one source during Thursday’s monthly meeting. The city had previously purchased fuel from a business within the city limits of Bismarck. Now the board is looking at the possibility of purchasing its fuel from more than one business within the city limits. No formal action was taken on the matter.

Roy Eldridge addressed the board concerning a sewer problem. Eldridge told the board he felt that the problem could be coming from underneath a city street. The board agreed to have city utility personnel look into the matter.

The board also discussed applying for a Community Development Block Grant. The city applied for the grant in 2004, but was turned down. The money would fund housing improvements and sewer upgrades. A public meeting is planned for later this month.

In other matters the board gave permission to Mayor Bill Petrie to purchase fireworks for the 2005 Fourth of July Celebration.

A request for a “children at play” sign at 1220 Pine made by Jim Huett was tabled. Members of the board said they would look at the proposed site to see if a sign is necessary.

The board also discussed the summer mowing schedule. The city had previously contracted the summer mowing out, but is looking at different alternatives this year. The board is discussing the possibility of using offenders to do the mowing or city utility employees.

A request for garden space at the senior center was tabled. The city does not own the actual space that is being requested and is going to check into the legality of providing permission.

Under old business items the board approved the purchase of computers and software for utility billing. The city has previously used a manual billing method, but is switching to an automated billing cycle.

Leave a Comment