Equipment purchase on council agenda

ESCANABA — Escanaba City Council will consider purchasing equipment for the electric and water departments and consider hiring firms to inspect power poles and analyze groundwater during its regular meeting Thursday.

The electric department is seeking council’s approval to buy a compact excavator while the water department is requesting to purchase data equipment for a pump. Both items are included in the current fiscal year budget.

Other agenda items include hiring a company to inspect and treat power poles and hiring a company to continue to monitor groundwater contamination at the former power plant for the Department of Environmental Quality.

Thursday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. in council chambers at city hall.