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Council approves bucket truck lease-purchase

by David Specht

The Minden City Council voted Monday night to accept a bid for a 55-foot aerial bucket truck and to enter a lease-purchase agreement to pay for it. Altec industries was the only bidder for the truck, coming in at nearly $183,000.

His is a budgeted item but it likely won’t be taken out of this year’s budget. It will take about 48 weeks to get the truck,” Minden Mayor Tommy Davis said.

District A Councilman Wayne Edwards asked, “What are we going to do with the old truck?”
“The old truck will be kept in service,” Davis said.

Davis said the city may declare an older truck as surplus at a later date.

The term of the lease-purchase for the truck will be 10 years and cost the city approximately $20,000 per year. “That’s a truck that will last us 20 years,” Davis said.

Both the resolution for the lease-purchase and the acceptance of the bid passed unanimously.

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