Council approves fire truck bid, discusses pool
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The City of California Board of Aldermen approved a bid for a new fire truck at the regular monthly meeting, Monday, June 4, at the city hall. Aldermen Cameron Freiner and Tony Wineland were unable to be present, making it necessary for a unanimous vote of all four to approve any item.
The bid was selected from four bid proposals received in the rebid approved by the City Council at the May meeting.
The single bid received at that time was rejected at least partially due to concerns that the bid specifications were not generic enough and actually favored a single manufacturer. The F.E.M.A. grant requires the city to follow local procurement procedures. At the May meeting, the consensus of the council and opinion of the city attorney were that the bid specifications sent out may have not been generic enough and in that way failed to meet the grant requirement.
For more of this story check out the June 6 issue of the California Democrat.