Coun­cil re­ceives equip­ment bud­get

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City coun­cil re­ceived the 2017-2021 equip­ment re­serve bud­get dur­ing Mon­day’s reg­u­lar meet­ing. The pur­pose of the bud­get is to en­sure fund­ing is in place to pur­chase new equip­ment. Coun. Brian Swanson be­lieves buy­ing new equip­ment will only raise the city’s debt. “Equip­ment pur­chases have to go un­der the spot light,” he said, adding that the mu­nic­i­pal­ity should be as cau­tious as a com­mer­cial busi­ness fac­ing se­ri­ous fi­nan­cial is­sues when it comes buy­ing big-ticket items. The list for 2017 in­cludes new trac­tors, mow­ers, sand/gravel trucks, au­to­mated san­i­ta­tion trucks, tran­sit buses and li­brary work­sta­tions, among other things. “In 2017, the re­quest com­ing be­fore you in this bud­get is just over $3 mil­lion worth of ex­pen­di­tures for re­place­ment equip­ment. There’s also a car­ried-for­ward re­quest of $1,450,000,” said Brian Acker, di­rec­tor of fi­nan­cial ser­vices. The re­serve re­ceives fund­ing from both the op­er­at­ing and cap­i­tal bud­gets pre­vi­ously ap­proved by coun­cil. It was re­ferred to the bud­get com­mit­tee.

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