Man seeks reimbursement for pothole damage to car
McCOOK, Neb. — A local man is seeking reimbursement for the damage his Cadillac suffered while traveling on a rough patch of city streets. McCook city leaders will receive and file the claim this evening during a regularly scheduled meeting of the McCook City Council, 6:30 p.m., at the Municipal Center.
According to the claim, Scott Tobias was traveling on West 5th Street in mid-December when he pulled to the side of the roadway to allow an oncoming vehicle to pass. He subsequently hit a “chuck” hole where the asphalt meets the cement gutter, causing an estimated $950 in damage to his 2014 Cadillac.
Two tires on the vehicle were split on the sidewall and one aluminum wheel was bent, according to the submitted claim. The subsequent repairs included $525 for an aluminum wheel; $355 for two tires; and $70 for an alignment and parts.
The accident occurred just north of the intersection of West 5th Street and Westridge Parkway.
Claims for damages against the city are typically received without comment from City Council and subsequently filed for appropriate action with the city’s insurance carrier.
Also during tonight’s meeting:
* City staff is recommending a bid for the purchase of 20 self-contained breathing apparatus for the fire department be awarded to Sandry Fire Supply in the amount of $142,451. The equipment will be purchased through a lease-purchase program with a $15,000 down payment approved by City Council in the current budget and annual payments planned going forward.
* City Council will receive and file the financial report for the fiscal period ending on Nov. 30, 2017. The “Treasurer’s Report” provides the beginning cash balances as of Oct. 1, 2017, plus year-to-date receipts, minus disbursements, giving the ending cash balance as of Nov. 30, 2017, according to the agenda item.