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Boise Council Thinks Snow (Plus $1.8 Million Worth of Equipment for Airport)


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As the late-July temperatures soar once more into the 90s, it's difficult to conjure up images of huge snow drifts, but the Boise City Council will be asked this week to sign off on a major piece of snow removal equipment for the Boise Airport. When the council is through with its business, it will have taken up nearly $1.8 million in snow removal equipment for the airport.

The city has accepted bids for what it says would be a multi-functional snow remover that would allow greater efficiency by utilizing two pieces of equipment with a single operator. City staff are recommending that the low bidder, the Wisconsin-based M-B Companies, be awarded the contract to sell the massive equipment to Boise.

In a separate item for the Tuesday, July 28 City Council session, lawmakers will also be asked to approve a third piece of snow removal equipment for the airport. All in, the price tag for the new equipment is $1,848,411 and would come to the city through grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration.