MINOT, N.D. - Minot's Committee of the Whole passed a recommendation to award the bids for treatment chemicals in the city's water treatment plant.
The city had awarded LHoist North America for $128 per ton of quick-lime, which purifies water.
But after, hearing the chemicals would be transported by rail... Mayor Chuck Barney proposed that D-R Transport, a trucking company, do it instead for $139 per ton. Duane Hiller with D-R transport said he'd been working with the city for more than 20 years and wanted to continue.
"I've said it once and I can say it a hundred times, I take care of the community that takes care of me. We have to take care of the business men that take care of you,” said Hiller.
The Amendment passed with a 6 to 1 vote with President Mark Jantzer the only "no" vote.
The recommendation will go to the full city council for consideration. For the full list of the bids awarded you can go to this story on our website.