Town of Ulster will spend up to $90,000 for new electric generator

Daily Freeman-18-Jul 2020

Ulster Supervisor James Quigley said problems with the current generator were evident when a tree that fell during a July 2 storm took down nearby power lines.

“During the outage, the generator [failed to] perform, causing major problems to the computer system and the controls on the air conditioning,” Quigley said.

The supervisor said the July 2 problems "highlighted the necessity of replacing the generator, which has been on the capital [improvements] list since 2016."

The town expects to buy the generator from Better Power Inc. of Gates, N.Y., for about $62,70..., hire an engineer for $5,000, and spend $20,000 for site work and construction of a foundation for the unit.

Town officials said the generator could be moved in the event the town offices relocate from their current home off Enterprise Drive.

Councilman Clayton Van Kleeck said the generator will allow the town prevent a repeat of the July 2 problems.

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