Austell will pay $9,627 for two detachable computers to be used in the city’s firetrucks. This expenditure is among $328,225 approved on March 4 by the Austell City Council - mainly $180,923 for a grapple truck with a manual arm to pick up limbs around the city. (Courtesy of Mooring Tech)

Austell to buy vehicles, computers

Amounting to $328,225, several expenditures for a truck, three vehicles, firetruck computers and other purchases were approved on March 4 by the Austell City Council.

Funding is from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

They include:

  • a grapple truck for $180,923 from Environmental Products Georgia. Public Works Department Director Bo Garrison said this truck will be the second one to be owned by the city, allowing all of the limbs in the city to be picked up in two days instead of five days.
  • three parks vehicles for $28,145 for one and $23,565 each for two - all from Thornton Chevrolet. Parks and Community Affairs Departments Director Jim Graham said these new vehicles should last 11 to 15 years or longer.
  • $9,627 to Mooring Tech and $3,435 to Diversified Electronics. Mooring Tech will supply two Toughbook 20 computers for the city’s firetrucks. Diversified Electronics will install mounting brackets in the firetrucks so that the two computers can be moved easily from one firetruck to another when responding to calls.
  • $29,700 to PKS Paving for paving of the front road at Cobb County’s Sweetwater Valley Library, 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell in the city’s Threadmill Complex.
  • $19,000 for a new Christmas tree that will be displayed off Veterans Memorial Highway instead of in Collier Park next to City Hall. The tree lighting will take place with a festival from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Saturday in December in partnership with Sweetwater Mission in Austell.
  • $10,265 to Real Fleet Solutions for a 300-gallon parks turf sprayer. Graham said the city does not have a sprayer which has three uses for control of weeds, pests or drought.

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