Concordia Parish Police Jury approves purchase of new bulldozer

Published 11:23 pm Monday, November 26, 2018


VIDALIA — Concordia Parish is getting a new bulldozer that parish officials say will help them maintain the parish roads and landscape.

The Concordia Parish Police Jury members present unanimously approved purchase of the bulldozer during Monday’s regular meeting.

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Jury president Jimmy Wilkinson and district four juror Jerry Beatty were absent.

The purchase went to the second lowest bidder, Caterpillar, because it came with a longer warranty, officials said.

The board received three bids for a new bulldozer.

Here is how the bids came in:

  • H&E Equipment Services for $114,329.76 with a 12-month warranty;
  • Caterpillar for $127,506.80 with a 36-month warranty;
  • John Deere for $151,107.45 and a 48-month warranty.

In other matters during Concordia Parish Police Jury Monday, the board unanimously:

  • Approved minutes for the regular meeting held Nov. 13.
  • Approved the acceptance of a worker’s compensation insurance quote from Travelers Insurance with a premium of $33,428.
  • Approved the final payments to Wilmar Construction for a new wheelchair lift at the Concordia Parish Courthouse, which amounted to $8,004 with a total project cost of $80,040.
  • Approved a resolution showing support of Lake St. John Waterworks to apply for a state-issued Community Water Enrichment Fund grant to replace outdated meters and software to monitor leaks and water usage. Jury secretary, Sandi Burley said Lake St. John Waterworks is requesting $79,200 from the grant.
  • Reviewed ordinance violations.
  • Discussed the upcoming review of the 2019 fiscal year budget. Burley said the budget should be ready to review by the next meeting on Dec. 10.