City approves contract for elevator maintenance
ThyssenKrupp to oversee work at Municipal Service Facility
After about a year of research and negotiations, the Morris City Council approved a two-year contract for its elevator maintenance.
The council approved an ordinance for its elevator maintenance control program at Monday's regular council meeting, Mayor Richard Kopczick said Tuesday. ThyssenKrupp Elevator will oversee the work on the elevator system at the Morris Municipal Service Facility.
Kopczick said the city and company's attorneys have been negotiating for about a year over minor legalities, some involving liability issues.
The state requires a licensed maintenance company to check and maintain the elevators before an inspection can be done. An annual inspection is also required and is sent into the state's fire marshal's office and then a plaque of approved inspection is placed in the elevator, Kopczick said.
The city will pay ThyssenKrupp $260 a month.
A recommendation from the Building and Grounds Committee to upgrade and maintain its irrigation system at the Municipal Services Facility was also on Monday's agenda, but no action was taken.
"The committee wants a component (in the contract) not to exceed $5,000," Kopczick said.
The mayor was directed to see if Aqua Designs, Inc. of Rockdale, Ill., would cooperate with this. He said he had heard back from Aqua Designs Tuesday, and they were agreeable to the not to exceed $5,000 clause.
Approval of the irrigation system upgrade and maintenance is expected to be on the July 16 agenda.
The council also approved blocking five parking spaces along Washington Street for Grundy Bank's mobile blood drive Aug. 10. The council also approved a request by the Morris Kiwanis Club to hold their annual Kiwanis Peanut Days on Oct. 5 and 6.