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Tank cost still unknown


This 10,000 gallon oil tank was delivered to the city of Grand Coulee recently, but no one seems to know what it will cost. - Roger S. Lucas photo

A 10,000-gallon oil storage tank that will be jointly owned by Grand Coulee and Electric City has been delivered, but neither of the two cities know yet what the cost will be.

That prompted Electric City last Tuesday night to shelve the issue until someone tells officials what their share of the cost will be.

Grand Coulee City Clerk Carol Boyce said she has requested that the company that shipped the tank provide an invoice showing its cost. Friday there was still no price on the tank. That's when Public Works Director Dennis Francis called the company again and asked the company to send a bill. Grand Coulee's city council agreed to the purchase of the tank at its last meeting, not knowing the cost.

The name of the company that sold the tank was not available from either Boyce or Francis.

The tank is now located at Grand Coulee's maintenance shop, but not fully ready to go. The tank will be filled with oil for use in chip seal operations on streets in the two cities.

Cost of the tank, its maintenance, and other costs affiliated with it, when made available, will be shared equally by the two cities.

The storage tank issue has been on both city council agendas for some time, but both councils initially had waited for an invoice showing the cost before moving ahead with the purchase.

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