The contract with Tozour-Trane was approved at Moorestown’s council meeting by a vote of 4-0 Monday night. Mayor Chris Chiacchio was absent.
“When it was first presented in June, I asked that we meet and try to get the contractor to sharpen the pencil on details presented,” said Councilman Greg Newcomer, who asked that the item be added to the agenda during the council meeting. “In subsequent meetings, discussions and negotiations with and including the contractor Trane, Township Manager Scott Carew, Architect Rick Reagan and Rob Notley of Greyhawk, this pencil sharpening was achieved.”
Included in the amendments made to the contract:
· response time was set at two hours;
· billed travel time was limited to one hour;
· the mechanic rate was lowered to $115 with $172.50 set aside for overtime;
· all parts/materials and refrigerant for any work needed is to be billed at a 20 percent discount; and
· either party has the right to cancel the contract within 30 days written notice.
The contract as proposed called for two rates. There was an “A” rate that called for $123.50 for regular time and $185.25 for overtime and a “B” rate that set forth the guidelines each side eventually agreed to.
The township received the contract on Monday and it needed to be approved by July 1.
“This is something we’ve been discussing for a while,” Deputy Mayor Stacey Jordan said, pointing out that each member of council saw the contract prior to approval.
Tozour-Trane is based out of King of Prussia but has a parts and supply center in Moorestown. The company was established in 1979.
For more information on the company, visit tozourenergy.com.