Members of the Berlin Town Council on Tuesday will vote on a five-year plan to rent equipment for care of Timerlin Gold Course, but first they are turning to the public for their opinions - and so is Berlin Patch.
Do you believe it is in the best interest of the town to rent the equipment, a contract at $112,200 over a five-year period? Do you have a better option?
Council members during their meeting on Sept. 3 indicated it's a move that could save the town money over purchasing and maintaining their own equipment.
The package, according to details provided by the council and available on the town's website, includes use of a Toro Groundsmaster 4500-D, Toro ProCore 648 and a Toro Workman HDX at the Timberlin Golf Course. The equipment would be provided by Turf Products Corporation of Enfield.
In exchange, the town would be agreeing to a five-year contract at $22,440.39 per year.
The resolution reads as follows:
"Be it ordained by the Town Council we hereby authorize
execution of the contract to lease golf course equipment from Turf
Products Corporation of Enfield, CT in the amount not to exceed
$22,440.39 per year and a total for the five-year lease term not to
Now it's time to give us, and members of the Berlin Town Council your take.
Also on tap Tuesday, the council will address reports on construction updates at Berlin High School, provide a proclamation regarding Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Awareness Month and Constitution Week, discuss the purchase of road salts and fill many of the 14 open or expiring seats on various boards.
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