Sykesville still seeking a truck to remove snow

November 13, 1996

Sykesville has still not resolved its dump-truck dilemma.

If the town is to maintain its snow-removal service, it must purchase a 10-ton truck to replace the 12-year-old vehicle it lost this summer. A large truck is essential to plow 11 miles of streets.

"We don't want to sacrifice our high-level service," said Mayor Jonathan S. Herman.

Cost estimates are about $40,000 for a new truck and about $25,000 for a used vehicle.

The Town Council has decided to purchase a used truck, which would pass a thorough inspection. Despite advertising for proposals, the maintenance staff has not found a suitable vehicle.

"Let's put this out to bid one more time," the mayor said.

Bids from trucking or equipment companies will be due Nov. 21 at the Town House, 7547 Main St.

Pub Date: 11/13/96

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