The Public Works Department was extremely low on its stocked amount of road salt and could not get any more from Central Salt, the City’s contract vendor. Public Works contacted other vendors and found Cargill to be the only vendor that had salt readily available for purchase.
Cargill offered 500 tons at the price of $127.94 per ton on February 19, 2019. Since the amount available on hand was extremely low and the weather forecasts still called for more snow, Public Works placed the order while it was available. Purchase order 19000809 was issued on February 21, 2019.
This purchase was funded through the Operating Supplies account in the Public Works Department's FY 18-19 budget.