<br />Motion €or waiver of second reading and adoption of Ordinance was seconded by
<br />Dickson, and on Rollcall there were four ayes nays, as follows: Dickson,
<br />INSURANCE CONTRACTS AWARDED. Finance Director Dalen presented Tabulation of Bids
<br />taken February 20, on VOLUNTEER FIREMEN-GROUP ACCIDENT, COMPREHENSIVE ON AUTOMOTIVE
<br />EQUIPMENT, AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE, in. response to Advertisement for
<br />Bids published in Edina-Morningside Courier on February 9 and 16.
<br />1. VOLUNTEER F1:RGMEN-GROUP ACCIDENT. Mr. Dalen recommended award to Charles
<br />W. Sexton Company bidding Firemen's Fund Insurance Co., coverage at $147.82 for one
<br />year; $399.11 for three years, asking that award be made for three-year period. This
<br />is the low bid of three bids submitted.
<br />accord with Mr. Dalen's recommendation was seconded by Dickson and carried.
<br />2. COMPREHENSIVE ON AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT. Five bids submitted, Hardware
<br />Mutuals and Employers Mutual of Wausau being low bidders with bids of $405.61 each.
<br />Mr. Dalen recommended award to Employers Mutual of Wausau, an Edina taxpayer.
<br />Dickson's motion that award be made in accord with Mr, Dalen's recommendation was
<br />seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />3. WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION. Tabulation showed eight bidders bidding a total
<br />of eleven bids.
<br />presented, he hesitates to make a recommendation.
<br />Edina's experience for the last five years, and the return which would have been made
<br />on this experience, for each of the recently-received plans. Mr. Haley, 5205 Grove
<br />Street, who represented himself as "merely an interested citizen", asked that Council
<br />consider the bid of Federated Mutuals, saying he sees a savings of some $1,200 in
<br />their plan over that of the Anchor Casualty coverage bid by Norris-Nordeen, Brandow
<br />Insurance, and Charles W. Sexton Company. Some discussion was had by the Council,
<br />and Tupa moved that coverage be awarded for three years to Anchor Casualty Coo,
<br />Charles W. Sexton Company, agents. Each bidder then spoke briefly on the merits
<br />of his company's plan and/or service; and, after discussion, Mayor Bredesen asked
<br />for action on Trustee Tupa's motion.
<br />Sexton Company.
<br />EMPLOYEES' BOND TO BE RE-ADVERTISED.
<br />February 20 in response to Advertisement in Edina-Morningside Courier on February 9
<br />and 16. Because each of the six bidders had bid on different plan there was no
<br />basis for comparison; and it was decided to obtain a rider on the present bond, to
<br />expire March 15; to prepare more precise specifications and secure new bids, rejecting
<br />those bids presented tonight. Said motion made by Tupa, seconded by VanValkenburg
<br />and carried.
<br />Tupa's motion that award be made in
<br />Mr. Dalen told Council that because of the many different plans
<br />He presented a tabulation showing
<br />Motion carried, and bid awarded to Charles W.
<br />Mr. Dalen presented Tabulation of Bids received
<br />PAMELA PARK DRAGLINE RENTAL CONTRACT AWARDED. Manager Hyde presented Tabulation of
<br />Bids taken today for 200 Hrs., more or less, Dragline Rental, in response to Adver-
<br />tisement for Bids in Edina-Morningside Courier and Construction Bulletin February 16
<br />and 23.
<br />a 3/4 Yd. 1955 Byers, and Phelps-Drake and H.WoGrim being tied for second-low at
<br />$14.00 per Hr. for a 1% Yd. Bucket, and an American 1-Yd. Bucket, respectively. Mr.
<br />Hyde told Council he reconnnends that award be made to Phelps-Drake Company at $14.00
<br />because they have bid on the largesg machine; their machine is newer than that of the
<br />low bidder, and they are ready to proceed immediately, whereas a week's delay will
<br />be experienced with Grim.
<br />Co. at $14.00 per Hour, was seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />Fifteen bids received, M.E. Kraft being low bidder at $13.95 per Hr. for
<br />Dickson's motion for award of contract to Phelps-Drake
<br />TRUCK PURCHASES AUTHORIZED, FOR PARK AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENTS.
<br />Bids was presented covering bids taken today on a 19,500 GVW truck for the Park
<br />Department, and on a 21,000 GVW Dump Truck for the Public Works Department.
<br />lation showed four bidders, as follows:
<br />Trucks on GMC, $4,835.38; Downtown Chevrolet, $3,658.99; and International Harvester,
<br />second-low bidder, at $3,658.99.
<br />that their service has been very good; that he feels, however, that in the interests
<br />of saving money on parts replacement, and continuing competitive bids, Chevrolet
<br />should be tried, at this small difference in cost.
<br />Trucks on GMC, $6,099.00; Downtown Chevrolet, $5,455.00 and International Harvester
<br />Co., $5,075.91.
<br />GW? Truck, and for award of contract to International Harvester on 21,000 GVW Truck,
<br />was seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />Tabulation of
<br />Tabu- I FOR'19.500 GVW TRUCK FOR PARK DEPT. Woodhead Co. on Ford, $4,274.00; McGee
<br />Manager recommended award of contract to Downtown Chevrolet Company,
<br />He stated that he has no quarrel with International;
<br />FOR 21,000 GVW FOR PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. Woodhead Co. on Ford, $5,605.00; McGee
<br />Here, it was recommended that contract be awarded to low bidder.
<br />Tupa's motion for award of contract to Downtown Chevrolet Company for 19,500