Utility Conversion Leads to New Equipment
February 20, 2019
The landscape around Sidney is changing. The number of utility poles is decreasing as lines are going underground.
Sidney's Electrical Superintendent Mike Palmer Tuesday presented the city council a request to purchase an horizontal directional drill (HDD).
“We have been contracting out for about 12 years,” Palmer said. “We just it would be prudent and should save us a fair amount of money.”
In his memo to the city council, Palmer said the Council considered purchasing an HDD in 2014. The memo said the City then chose instead to enter a two-year “Master Contract” agreement with...