Town to Pur­chase New Mu­nic­i­pal Works Truck

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

Au­gust’s mu­nic­i­pal town coun­cil meet­ing was low key, as mu­nic­i­pal busi­ness was dealt with in less than an hour. Most busi­ness ad­dressed was of the mun­dane va­ri­ety. How­ever, as was men­tioned at pre­vi­ous meet­ings, last night the town defini­tively ad­dressed their need for a new truck to re­place the de­crepit top-kick cur­rently in use.

The present truck is old and the last re­pairs cost Stanstead ap­prox­i­mately $9,000, ac­cord­ing to coun­cil­lor, Wayne Strat­ton. The floor of the truck is rot­ting and it ap­pears fu­ture re­pair costs will only es­ca­late from this point on. It has there­fore been de­cided by coun­cil that a new truck must be pur­chased and last night’s meet­ing fi­nal­ized that de­ci­sion with a vote to do so. The new truck has al­ready been cho­sen. It is larger than the pre­vi­ous ve­hi­cle and can bet­ter serve the work re­quire­ments than the pre­vi­ous one. The truck will be pur­chased new and will be fi­nanced over 60 months. Taxes will not be raised to pur­chase the truck, as this was a pri­or­ity for coun­cil when mak­ing the de­ci­sion.

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