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BOW Approve the Purchase of Three New Trucks
ANDERSON – IN – Mayor Thomas Broderick, Jr. announced today that the Board of Works approved the purchase of two new four-wheel drive 3Ž4 ton trucks and one new four-wheel drive 1Ž2 ton truck. One will be equipped with a slide in dump bed for the Sewer Department section; another will be for the operations section and the last to replace a Pretreatment truck, which has a shell that will be transferred to the new truck. The budget is sufficient to cover these purchases. The purpose of this purchase is to continue to update the aging fleet within all departments.
The announcement of the three new trucks comes after Mayor Broderick’s earlier announcements and deliveries of three new Tandum Trucks, 20 new 2017 Ford Interceptor police cars and two new Glaval Titan II Paratransit buses, to be used in the city of Anderson’s Nifty Lift program. Also, Mayor Broderick announced the delivery last May of a new Johnston Street Sweeper to be used by the City of Anderson’s Water Pollution Control Department. The City of Anderson Fire Department also took delivery of a new Fire Truck in August, the delivery of a Heavy Duty Rescue Truck last April, and a new Medic Three Ambulance, delivered in September to be operated out of Fire Station 2 located near 22nd St. and Raible Ave.
Mayor Broderick explained that funding sources for the purchases included, federal matching funds and grants encumbered street funds, and general funds. “Despite tough economic times the city has been able to use sound management practices to do more with less and to free up resources for needed capital improvements. We are taking these steps while living within our budget.”
Mayor Broderick stated, “The addition of our new trucks, buses, cars and equipment will benefit our employees and our citizens as we continue to improve our streets and neighborhoods.”