TRUCK PURCHASE PUT OFF
Ward 7 Coun. Brian Junkin and Ward 2 Coun. Emmett Yeo were successful in getting council to hold off on buying a new pick-up truck at a cost of $24,000.
Junkin said when council struck a task force to look at fleet, the idea was to establish a pool of older vehicles to be drawn from in the event of emergencies, rather than purchasing or leasing.
Manager fleet services Todd Bryant said they had three, very high mileage vehicles in the pool.
Ward 9 Coun. Andy Luff was worried about the need for costly repairs or to lease a vehicle if a staff member was left without one because of the decision.
But Junkin said high mileage isn't necessarily a factor. He said he drives a high mileage vehicle that does not require costly repairs. He noted the city also had more than one vehicle to choose from in its pool. He said he also perceived a problem with departments not willingly sharing vehicles.
CAO Mark Fisher will investigate whether there is an available vehicle.