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Council approves repairs to keep city ice rink cool

The Decatur City Council approved an emergency purchase Thursday to keep the city's ice rink cool.

Jeff Fussell, the city's purchasing agent, said the control system of the Point Mallard Ice Complex chiller failed.

"A potentially dangerous overheat could occur," Fussell said.

The council approved a $67,217 bid with AVS of Spanish Fort for a new system.

Gail Busbey, the city's chief financial officer, said the new system would pay for itself in three to five years through savings on the city's utility bill.

The new system should also solve a condensation problem because the old system relied on the ice to cool the building.

- Chris Paschenko

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