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.
To read the rest of this story, see the Jan. 30 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.