Cherokee County OKs vehicle donation, purchase

In separate decisions concerning county vehicles, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has approved donating a utility truck, acquiring a new passenger van for parks programs and outfitting two dump trucks with salt spreaders.

Commissioners declared surplus a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck with 252,725 miles, used by Animal Control, and authorized its donation to Pickens County Animal Control Enforcement. “The county has replaced the vehicle and has no further use for the truck,” staff told commissioners.

Commissioners also approved paying $38,424 for a 2019 Ford Transit 15-passenger van from Billy Howell Ford, which submitted the lowest bid of four dealers. The vehicle will be used for summer camps, outdoor education trips and Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency shuttles, staff said.

Finally, commissioners approved spending $32,390 to buy two salt spreaders and related gear from Interstate Truck Equipment. Interstate submitted the lowest bid of four vendors that responded a Public Works Division request for proposals.