While the winter appears to be winding down, the Village of Godfrey will be buying more salt. The village gets its salt through a Madison County bid process, and the supplier apparently requires the purchase of 80% of what is requested. The question was whether or not Godfrey was bound by that contract to purchase the extra salt.
The Village’s Director of Maintenance, Jim Lewis, says the county just had to purchase 500 tons it didn’t need and felt the board needed to make a decision on whether to follow suit.
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In the interest of not burning bridges with the county or the supplier, the board agreed to purchase what was needed to get to the 80% minimum. That works out to an additional 288 tons, or $26,576 worth of salt. The money will come out of the General Fund, as the MFT Fund has been exhausted.