Buffalo to purchase vacuum truck

Buffalo to purchase vacuum truck

At their Tuesday meeting the Buffalo City Council approved a request from City Works Director Les Hook to purchase a vacuum truck.

Hook brought a bid for just over $351,000 for the truck, which is $65,000 over the $285,000 budgeted from 2014 one-percent funds.

Hook explained that it was the only bid the city received and that he was asking for approval to order the truck due to his belief the price on it was more than likely to increase in the foreseeable future.

Hook said the city already has one vacuum truck they use for cleaning sewers, storm drains and manholes but Federal regulations were going to dictate the city have a second truck available to get the required maintenance done on the city's infrastructure.

After discussing where they may find the $65,000 needed to purchase the truck, Hook told them the payment would not be due until July or August of next year, which means they can plan for it in the coming 2014-15 budget.

The bid needed to be accepted now to get the truck on the assembly line for delivery to the city in the summer of 2014, and the council approved accepting the bid.

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