1984, 10-ton truck may be purchased by Sykesville


If a 1984 International truck passes inspection, it could belong to the town of Sykesville.

To maintain its snow-removal service, the town must replace a 10-ton truck destroyed in a fire last summer. A large truck is essential for plowing 11 miles of local streets, but bids for a new dump truck were too expensive.

"For the minimal use we put a truck through, an expensive new truck was not an option," said Matthew H. Candland, town manager. "We only use it for snow plowing and light hauling."

The Town Council opened three bids for a used vehicle last week. The lowest was $10,500 for the privately owned International. The 12-year-old vehicle has a new engine with about 3,000 miles.

"If it passes inspection, we will get it," Candland said.

Pub Date: 12/05/96

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