CENTERVILLE -- A failing cooling system has meant the city council has had to dip into contingency funds to cover the emergency costs.
The cooling unit in the IT room failed causing temperatures to quickly rise above 90 degrees, according to a city memo. However, the city kept it to an acceptable temperature temporarily with the use of fans and outside air.
Upon investigation, the staff discovered the unit was not meant for commercial use, but rather residential use. With repair costs equaling between $3,000 and $4,000, the city council opted to authorize purchase of a new commercial grade unit for $6,733, including installation.
The city is tapping into the $32,602 available in its contingency budget to cover the costs.