City To Purchase New Equipment

The city of Warsaw Public Works Department requested today the trading and replacement of dated heavy equipment.

The Public Works Department is currently on a two year rotation through Bobcat of Warsaw that allows them to trade and replace their old Bobcat equipment. Among the equipment to be traded and replaced will be a Bobcat E35 Mini Excavator and a Bobcat 650 Skid loader.

The Public Works Department also requested to receive quotes to replace a vehicle with a 1-ton cab/chassis with a dump body and snow plow. The vehicle in question is a 1997 Chevrolet with roughly 74,000 miles. Lacy Francis, superintendent of the Public Works Department, states that the vehicle has rusted floor boards, a cab that is falling apart, and a rusted frame and bed that cannot be lifted due to rot.

The request for these replacements and quote will tentatively be paid for by the funds available in the Street Department Main Budget and the Motor Vehicle Highway Budget.

The Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety approved Francis’ requests during their short morning meeting.

The next B.O.W. meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the new city hall.

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