Metro Animal Shelter (Gregory Hirst, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — In a move to bolster the emergency power system at the Metro Animal Facility, the Casper City Council has approved an agreement with Modem Electric Co. for the installation of an emergency generator.

The agreement, greenlit during the regular council meeting on Sept. 19, is in the amount of $89,070. Additionally, the council authorized a construction contingency account of $10,000, bringing the total project amount to $99,070, according to a memo prepared for the City Council.

Two bids were received for the Metro Facility Emergency Generator, Project No. 23-009, on Aug. 24. Modem Electric Co., based in Casper, offered a base bid of $89,070, significantly lower than its competition and closely aligning with the engineer’s estimate of $90,000 prepared by Engineering Design Associates.

“The generator will provide emergency power to ensure the safe and humane treatment of animals at the facility,” the council memo states, highlighting that the project is for the welfare of the animals.

For the project, Modem Electric Co. will provide and install a Generac generator or an approved equivalent. The project is slated for completion by April 25, 2024.

The project will be funded from the Metro Animal Services Fund reserves.

The memo on the project can be found below.