Powder Springs to spend up to $50K for vehicle

The Powder Springs City Council voted 3-2 Monday to spend up to $50,000 for a new city vehicle.

Interim City Manager Pam Conner was authorized to negotiate with the low bidder Hardy Chevrolet to buy the GMC Ukon to replace the 2002 Suburban that has 87,000 miles.

Councilwoman Nancy Hudson voiced her opposition, saying the mileage on the present vehicle is not that much while the $50,000 is too much.

Mayor Patricia Vaughn challenged Hudson, saying, “I know you voted for the budget amendment,” which Hudson denied.

Councilman Al Thurman also voted for denial, but Councilwomen Rosalyn Neal and Cheryl Sarvis and Councilman Chris Wizner approved the purchase.

Neal said the city’s Economic Development Director Stephanie Aylsworth needs a nicer vehicle for prospective business owners if the city hopes to secure their business.