City will spend less than expected on three new trucks for DPW
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 10, 2012 - 10:37pm
Batavia DPW will be able to replace three aging trucks at well below anticipated costs thanks to some money-saving programs available to the city.
Currently, the city's sewer vac truck, bucket truck and dump truck with a snow plow are all more than 20 years old.
City officials originally budgeted $712,000 to replace them.
Because the city can now purchase such vehicles through federal and county bid contracts, Batavia can save $134,000 on the dump truck and the bucket truck. Additionally, because the city won't need to lease the dump truck, Batavia will save $100,000 in interest payments.
To help with the purchase, the city will use $58,000 of recently received video lottery terminal funds.
The city had already accumulated $450,500 in the equipment replacement fund.
That leaves the sewer vac, at a cost of $283,000, which is $57,000 less than anticipated, but it will still need to be leased.