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COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śOur dinosaur is dying.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Head of Maintenance Troy Gawthrop said it best at Tuesdayâ€™s Board of Works meeting â€” City Hallâ€™s boiler is on its last leg.
The boiler at City Hall is more than 20 years old, and officials say it could break at any time.
â€śWeâ€™ve done a good job maintaining it and limping it along,â€ť Gawthrop said. â€śBut now it is starting to leak water. We might be able to make it last another year, but it could also break tomorrow.â€ť
The current boiler was installed in 1991, and Gawthrop suggested the city aggressively pursue purchasing a new one. He sought bids from local companies with the cheapest bid coming from Flow-Tech at a pricetag of $30,915.
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