Sykesville council OKs trash truck lease SOUTHEAST -- Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

October 14, 1992|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer

The Sykesville Town Council authorized the lease of a $57,600 trash truck at Monday's session.

"It's within our budget," said Jim Schumacher, town manager. "We can lease it for five years and then the town will own it."

Although the Granturk truck, made in Baltimore, cost $3,000 more than a similar vehicle manufactured by Mid-Atlantic of Easton, Mr. Schumacher recommended the lease-to-buy purchase based on the increased compaction capability.

Randy Hughes, supervisor of the town Bureau of Streets and Sanitation, said the new truck would average 28 more Dumpster loads than the 1980 truck, which it will replace.

Other advantages include a local sales representative, a one-year parts and labor warranty, and a repair shop nearby in Baltimore, Mr. Schumacher said.

For the next five years, the town would make two annual payments of about $8,000, Mr. Schumacher said. In the capital budget, the council had approved a $16,500 yearly expenditure for a new truck.

Mr. Hughes said his department would not be purchasing a snow plow attachment for the new truck.

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