Winter just got a little easier for Derry Public Works
On Tuesday night, the Town Council voted, 6-1, to accept a state Department of Transportation grant that will cover 80 percent of the trucks’ cost, with Mark Osborne the only councilor voting against the plan.
“Round one funding was approved by the town in January 2010 for the purchase of a five-ton truck with the town of Derry responsible for 20 percent of the cost and the state of New Hampshire reimbursing 80 percent of the cost,” said Fowler. “Round two funding was approved by the Town Council in June 2012 for the purchase of two additional five-ton trucks under the same cost share formula.”
“The town has greatly modernized its truck fleet through this grant program,” said Fowler. “Five trucks that were originally scheduled for replacement in the fiscal years 2012-16 will be replaced sooner, utilizing the financial leverage of the grant funds.”
Town Councilor Al Dimmock said he wholeheartedly supported the grant, noting that the current one-ton trucks used by Public Works do not have the features of the proposed new trucks.
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