CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval to a purchase of nearly $190,000 for a supply of rock salt.
The council voted 5-0 — with Aldermen Eric Schneider of the 1st Ward and Thaddeus Jones of the 3rd Ward absent — in favor of awarding a contract to North American Salt Co. for a purchase valued at $189,034.
The company with offices in the South Chicago neighborhood submitted the lowest of four bids for the contract, causing the Robinson Engineering firm to recommend the city accept their price.
City officials also approved a payment of $20,000 to the Calumet Memorial Park District, to cover the city’s half of expenses for the annual Freedom’s Eve celebration on July 3.
The combination concert, carnival and fireworks display will take place at Thornton Fractional North High School, 755 Pulaski Road.
Aldermen supported payment of $13,547 to Hammond-based Steel City Tire for the purchase of tires and other hardware for trucks used by the city’s Street & Alley Department.
Calumet City also will pay $4,500 for the city’s membership in the South Suburban Housing Center’s program that provides assistance dealing with foreclosures of residential properties.