Kuna City Council members approved the purchase of a dump truck and a mini excavator.
At their meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, council members unanimously approved the purchase of a 2003 Ford F650 dump truck for $25,500 from Interstate Truck. The 2012 city budget included purchase of the truck, the cost of which to be shared among the water, sewer and pressurized irrigation funds. The purchase is intended to upgrade from the city’s 1983 4-yard truck to facilitate more in-house repair work and more efficient use of staff time, according to a memo from city engineer Gordon Law. The total amount to be spent is $29,500 to include a $2,550 cover and to allow for title transfer and plates.
Council members also unanimously agreed to purchase a Bobcat MT55 mini excavator for $27,623.51, to be shared between the water and pressurized irrigation funds. The purchase is intended to facilitate working in tight places in easements and getting into back yards, according to Law.