Stockbridge is spending $98,489 to replace one of its old garbage trucks.

Stockbridge city council approves truck purchase

The Stockbridge City Council voted at its April 30 workshop meeting to approve a state contract in the amount of $98,489 for a heavy duty truck with a rear loader to replace a garbage truck “that has surpassed its useful life,” according to a staff report.

City officials said utilizing the state contract allowed the purchase to be made at a lower costs through competitive pricing. A statement from the Public Works Department noted that its plans for the truck include picking up large debris on rights-of-way and onsite solid waste disposal at city events, as well as servicing residential customers whose collection is missed.

The council asked that a plan for the truck’s use be presented at the May 13 regular meeting.

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