Township Accepts Emergency Power Generator Bid

Commissioners Accept Emergency Generator BidSANATOGA PA – The price for power during an emergency at the Lower Pottsgrove municipal building has been set. It’s $50,900.

The township Board of Commissioners last week (Jan. 24, 2013) awarded its contract to purchase and have installed a new emergency electrical generator at the building, 2199 Buchert Rd., to BSI Electrical Contractors of Montgomeryville PA. The 36-year-old business describes itself as “a reputable heavy industrial electrical contracting firm” that in the late 1990s won several honors for construction excellence.

Commissioners said BSI’s bid price was the lowest of the “generally acceptable” bids submitted, and Solicitor R. Kurtz Holloway reported he was satisfied with the terms of the contract.

Township Manager Rodney Hawthorne earlier said the new generator would cover most of the usual electrical power needs inside the building if exterior power failed or was cut off. The lower floor of the municipal building is home to the township police department, which had been equipped with smaller generators to endure occasional and brief power outages during some storms.

Work on the installation should begin within weeks, commissioners said.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Jan. 24 meeting):

Photo from BSI Electrical Contractors