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Three New Trucks Ordered For Columbia

Three new vehicles will join the Town of Columbia Highway Department fleet next year.

Highway Superintendent Mark Buddle reviewed the department’s equipment replacement schedule at last week’s Town Board meeting. Board members voted to approve the purchase of all three vehicles, which will be funded out of the 2024 budget.

Buddle said the 2024 vehicles will be a pickup truck, a pickup truck with plow and a backhoe. By giving approval now, the vehicles can be ordered with a better chance they will arrive in 2024.

Quotes for the pickup are just over $58,000, while the pickup and plow package is estimated to be about $95,000.

While the total cost for all three vehicles is budgeted at $235,000, Supervisor George Weiss said the total town cost will be around $85,000. Trade-ins and selling the three Town vehicles should bring in around $150,000, he and Buddle said.

Board members approved moving $77,367 from a special savings account to the General Fund. Weiss said this will allow the money to be used as needed rather than restricted.

Buddle also said Huxtable Road will be paved this week over two days, weather permitting.

The Highway crew have been assessing culverts to find ones…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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