Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Knox Board of Public Works this week that operations in the city are going well this winter.
There has been some cost savings in getting sand from Area Excavating. The cost is two dollars cheaper than their previous supplier. They don’t have to go as far to pick up the material. Borg said he has been able to see a difference in the cost and wear and tear of vehicles. He coordinates a pick up time with the company and brings back up to ten tons of sand as needed. Borg said the sand is mixed with salt, and the combination works well during a snow event. Porter County and LaPorte County department use the same company for their road product as well.
In terms of equipment, a 40-year-old floor jack was recently replaced, Borg reported. A new cordless grease gun has also helped with maintaining the vehicles during the calm before the next storm. Borg said everything else is working well at the department.