GENTRY At the recommendation of Gentry Mayor Wes Hogue, council members approved the expenditure of up to $2,000 from $12,000 in unspent budgeted funds to replace and install new programmable thermostats in the renovated Gentry Public Library to better regulate heating and cooling and, hopefully, reduce utility costs in the building.
The expenditure would include the installation of seven programmable thermostats throughout the building, with locking covers, to improve the efficiency of the heating and cooling equipment in the building.
The bid for thermostats and labor at atotal cost of between $1,600 to $ 1,800 was submitted by Magnum Air Inc. of Gentry. The thermostats were listed in the bid at a price of $144 each.
Also approved by the council was the expenditure of $3,240 in funds budgeted for mapping to be paid to Benton County for its Two County Imagery Project. The money was to be paid to the county only if it actually is able to proceed with the aerial photography and mapping in 2010.
Images would enable the city to view the city’s layout and see buildings and structures in detail from all sides. The project was deemed useful to emergency service personnel and city planners. The city hadn’t contributed to the mapping project in a number of years.
News, Pages 6 on 12/09/2009
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